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We found 3 geriatricians who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Tomball, TX.

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Dr. Balbir Singh Chahal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
455 School Street; Suite 44
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Balbir Chahal practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Chahal is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Bihar University, Government Medical College, Patiala, and Darbhanga Medical College.

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Dr. Mohsen Shahpouri Arani, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Geriatrics
506 Graham
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Mohsen Arani's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center and Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arani is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Adnan Zia Jafri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1015 W Main Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Adnan Jafri works as an internist and geriatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jafri graduated from Dow Medical College. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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.