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We found 3 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Plano, TX.

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Paul Brooks Anthony MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
2100 Hedgcoxe Drive; Suite 100 Hedgcoxe Plaza
Plano, TX
(972) 801-3600

Dr. Paul Anthony's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Anthony graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Anthony trained at Baylor University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG). He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
3900 W 15th Street; Suite 503
Plano, TX
(972) 943-1916

Dr. Kuldeep Singh is a Plano, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include general care. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Jammu and King George Medical University. He completed his residency training at Long Island College Hospital.

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Clinical interests: General Practice, Internal Medicine

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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness)
8000 Frankford Road
Dallas, TX
(972) 726-7575; (214) 785-2416

Dr. Richard Strickland works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Strickland is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Geriatrics?

Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine that provides primary care to older adults. Physical health tends to decline with age, and geriatricians work to manage such age-related concerns as chronic illness, frailty, multiple medications, and declining mental health to keep seniors as active and independent as possible.

Some of the most common concerns seen by a geriatrician include:

  • Mobility issues, including the need for canes and walkers, as well as preventing falls
  • Osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, which affects as many as a quarter of all men and half of all women over fifty
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Incontinence, or the inability to control one’s bladder
  • Memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

A geriatrician may also provide their patients with comprehensive care that includes checking on their social health. Seniors are at increased risk for poverty, loneliness, abuse, and injuries in the home. As part of their health care, a geriatrician may inquire about family support, living conditions, or the ability of a patient to perform daily self-care tasks.

In some cases, a geriatrician may serve as an advisor to other physicians on a specific case or condition. However, most of the time geriatrics is a primary care specialty, and geriatricians provide routine health care to the older patients they work with.