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

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

Dr. Jim Guerra specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Guerra is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Guerra attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA.

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

Dr. Asif Syed works as an internal medicine hospitalist and geriatrician. Dr. Syed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS) and Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Daniel Oyiriaru's specialties are family medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care). United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oyiriaru accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is professionally 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 practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Stanley is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at JPS Health Network. In addition to English, she 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.