We found 8 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Plano, TX.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8000 Frankford; Highland Springs Retirement Community
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mary Norman's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norman honors. Dr. Norman graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Norman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Jill Louise Studley, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jill Studley is a general internist and geriatrician. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Studley is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. Dr. Studley accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Studley completed a residency program at Baystate Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Palliative Care, High Cholesterol, Hospice

Dr. Paul Brooks Anthony, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2100 Hedgcoxe Drive; Suite 100 Hedgcoxe Plaza
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Paul Anthony's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Plano, TX. Dr. Anthony attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Anthony is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kuldeep Singh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3900 W 15th Street; Suite 503
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kuldeep Singh's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Plano, TX. His clinical interests encompass general care. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh studied medicine at Government Medical College, Jammu and King George Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Long Island College Hospital.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Mahenaaz Haq, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 310
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mahenaaz Haq's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Plano, TX. Dr. Haq's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at Deccan College of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Haq is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8000 Frankford Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Strickland specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strickland honors. Dr. Strickland attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1301 Custer Road; Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gnanasumathi Naini is a general internist and geriatrician. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naini is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Osmania Medical College.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
3013 W Spring Creek Parkway; Suite 400
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lorie Belitere-Blessing works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician in Plano, TX. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belitere-Blessing honors.

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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.