We found 3 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare HSA 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). Patient ratings for Dr. Chahal average 4.0 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. Chahal accepts. Dr. Chahal attended medical school at Bihar University, Government Medical College, Patiala, and Darbhanga Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mohsen Shahpouri 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's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arani takes. He is a graduate of the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center and Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Adnan Jafri sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Jafri's clinical interests include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine 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.