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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 practices adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. He is professionally 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. Dr. Guerra accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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

Dr. Asif Syed specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Syed average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Syed accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. His professional affiliations include 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 physician who specializes in family medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care). He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oyiriaru graduated from 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) in Dallas, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Stanley accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Stanley trained at JPS Health Network. 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.