We found 5 geriatricians who accept HealthSmart PPO near Houston, TX.

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Dr Alice Amah Ajim MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2101 Crawford; Suite 210
Houston, TX

Dr. Alice Ajim practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Ajim is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Dr. Ajim is affiliated with Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health - Patients Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajim is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Psychiatry, Hy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 2.35 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
7887 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Titus Venyah specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, he performed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Venyah's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Venyah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Alzheimer's Disease, Wounds, Pain Manageme ... (Read more)

Marc Boom MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 4.99 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Marc Boom practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in hypotension (low blood pressure) and preventive care. Dr. Boom is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Boom accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypotension, Preventive Care

Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
1200 Binz; Suite 14th Floor
Houston, TX

Dr. Geraldine Salmeron's areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. She speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Salmeron include osteoporosis, alzheimer's disease, and memory loss. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Health. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, Osteoporosis

Mrs Lara AlKhoury Nabbout MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 4.86 stars out of 5 (198 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Lara Nabbout is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Nabbout attended Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Nabbout include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nabbout is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pap Test, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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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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