We found 3 geriatricians who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Tomball, TX.

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

Dr. Balbir Chahal specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave Dr. Chahal an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Bihar University, Government Medical College, Patiala, and Darbhanga Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mohsen Arani specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Arani takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center and Baylor College of Medicine. He 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. His clinical interests include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Jafri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College.

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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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