We found 11 geriatricians who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Temple, TX.

Dr. Laurel Brown Kilpatrick, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Laurel Kilpatrick is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kilpatrick's residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Award for exceptional achievement in the care of older adults; S. Bryant Kendrik, D.Min. Memorial Award for excellence in primary care medicine; and James A. Knight Award for Excellence in Humanities in Medicine. Dr. Kilpatrick is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Aval Na Ree Sian Green, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Aval-Na'ree Green is a general internist and geriatrician. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green takes. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for her residency. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Green is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Incontinence, Hospice, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. David Lyon Hackethorn, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
409 W Adams Avenue
Temple, TX
 

Dr. David Hackethorn's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Hackethorn is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Hackethorn attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Karla Patricia Bolanos, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Karla Bolanos works as a hospitalist and geriatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Bolanos is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bolanos honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Bolanos is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Michael Philip Martin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1605 South 31st Street; Santa Fe Int Med - cdm Building
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Michael Martin practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Temple, TX. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Martin's clinical interests include general care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Katya Maillard-Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Katya Maillard-Gonzalez's medical specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Maillard-Gonzalez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Vishal Bhagchand Malpani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2401 S 31st Street; Scott & White Department of Medicine
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Malpani is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Malpani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jose Loera works as a general internist and geriatrician in Galveston, TX and Temple, TX. He honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Sanjna Malpani's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Topiwala National Medical College.

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Dr. Nadia Ali, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Nadia Ali's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Ali is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali accepts. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Ali attended Rawalpindi Medical College for medical school.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Linda Hitchcock's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Hitchcock honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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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.