We found 8 geriatricians who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Elena Volpi, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Elena Volpi's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. She graduated from the University of Perugia Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Volpi is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Italian. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Mukaila Ajiboye Raji, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Mukaila Raji's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Santa Fe, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Raji is conversant in Yoruba. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He studied medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Raji is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Maria E Camacho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Maria Hughes is an internist and geriatrician. Patients gave Dr. Hughes an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Hughes is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Erin Leigh Hommel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
400 Harborside Drive, Primary Care Pavilion; Suite 100
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Erin Hommel practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is rated highly by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hommel accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Vinod Prakash Kaushik, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard; 3.236 Jennie Seally
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vinod Kaushik's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Dr. Kaushik trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaushik is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. James S Goodwin, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. James Goodwin practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Goodwin's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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Dr. Anita C Mercado, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Anita Mercado works as a hospitalist and geriatrician. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mercado accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Loretta Grumbles, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Loretta Grumbles' specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Galveston, TX. Dr. Grumbles is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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