We found 8 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Plano, TX.
Dr. Mary Norman works as a general internist and geriatrician. Her clinical interests include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Norman performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. Dr. Norman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: General Care
Dr. Jill Studley is a general internist and geriatrician. She is especially interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Studley at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Studley is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Studley trained at Baystate Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.
Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Palliative Care, High Cholesterol, Hospice
Dr. Paul Anthony works as a general internist and geriatrician. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anthony accepts 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 professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Anthony is open to new patients.
Dr. Kuldeep Singh is an internist and geriatrician. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Singh include general care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Singh graduated from Government Medical College, Jammu and King George Medical University. Dr. Singh's medical residency was performed at Long Island College Hospital.
Clinical interests: General Care
Dr. Richard Strickland works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Strickland is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources.
Dr. Mahenaaz Haq works as a general internist and geriatrician in Plano, TX. Dr. Haq's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Deccan College of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Coney Island Hospital. She is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.
Dr. Gnanasumathi Naini sees patients in Plano, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Naini graduated from Osmania Medical College.
Dr. Lorie Belitere-Blessing sees patients in Plano, TX. Her medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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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.