We found 4 geriatricians who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Tomball, TX.
Dr. Balbir Chahal is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Chahal average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Chahal is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Bihar University, Government Medical College, Patiala, and Darbhanga Medical College.
Clinical interests: Geriatric Patients
Dr. Mohsen Arani is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Arani's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.
Dr. Adnan Jafri works as a general internist and geriatrician in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jafri include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Jafri accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Jafri is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Alzheimers Disease, Anemia, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Endocrine Abnormal, Hyperlipidemia, ... (Read more)
Dr. E. Descant's specialties are family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and sports medicine. He practices in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Descant include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and depression. Dr. Descant's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Descant takes. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Allergic Rhinitis, Alzheimers Disease, Anemia, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back & Neck Pain, ... (Read more)
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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.