We found 3 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Plano, TX.
Dr. Paul Anthony is a Plano, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Anthony is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He welcomes new patients.
Dr. Kuldeep Singh's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Plano, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Singh is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Jammu and King George Medical University. Dr. Singh's residency was performed at Long Island College Hospital.
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Dr. Richard Strickland works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Strickland is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.
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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.