We found 5 geriatricians who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Shenandoah, TX.

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Dr. Bharat Latthe, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 240
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Latthe is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, family medicine practitioner, and geriatrician in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, hospice (end-of-life care), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Latthe is a graduate of Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Latthe completed residency programs at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Latthe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Nose Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohsen S Arani, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Geriatrics
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mohsen Arani is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). He works in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Arani is a graduate of the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center and Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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Dr. Megha Tewari, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2115 Rayford Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Megha Tewari's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Spring, TX. Dr. Tewari takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She graduated from Government Medical College. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Nadeem Jamil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Nadeem Jamil practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Jamil's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 360
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Tran is a Shenandoah, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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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