We found 4 geriatricians who accept Gold Compass Balanced 0 near Round Rock, TX.

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Dr. Jim J Guerra, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
12340 Alameda Trace Circle; 2901
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jim Guerra is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He works in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Guerra takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Guerra is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
201 Seton Parkway
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Asif Syed practices adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Syed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Dr. Syed is affiliated with Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS) and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
6406 N Ih 35; Suite 2600
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Oyiriaru is a family medicine physician, hospitalist, and geriatrician in Austin, TX. Dr. Oyiriaru is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Grace Stanley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Grace Stanley's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Stanley's training includes a residency program at JPS Health Network. In addition to English, Dr. Stanley speaks Malayalam. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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.

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