We found 8 geriatricians who accept Humana HMO Premier near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Rachel Mary Chandy, MD
Specializes in Wound Care, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 560
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sivi Chandy is a specialist in wound care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine. Dr. Chandy is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
16701 Creek Bend Drive; #500
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah is a family medicine physician and geriatrician. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Venyah include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of Genesys Regional Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Venyah's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Alzheimer's Disease, Wounds, Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Yeou-Yu Tsao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7850 Parkwood Circle Drive; Ste A-6
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Tsao is a family medicine physician and geriatrician in Houston, TX. Dr. Tsao's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsao is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Menopause, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
17415 Fountainview Circle
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Md Alam is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alam obtained his medical school training at Dhaka Medical College and performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
14023 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Grethel Ruiz's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Ruiz is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She trained at Austin Medical Education Programs, Seton Healthcare Network for her residency.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1111 Highway 6; Suite 194
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Arusha Bavare sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bavare is a graduate of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 180
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Shiva Satish specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Sugar Land, TX. He graduated from the University of Mysore. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Satish has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7320 Us 90a; Suite 110
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Ho is a general practitioner, general internist, and geriatrician. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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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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