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

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Dr. Marc Louis Boom, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marc Boom's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a special interest in hypotension (low blood pressure) and preventive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Boom is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boom 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. Dr. Boom is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Hypotension, Preventive Care

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
2000 Crawford Street; #1118
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Ajim's clinical interests: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). She attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Dr. Ajim's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7887 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Venyah is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Venyah's medical residency was performed at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Lara Al-Khoury Nabbout, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1130
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lara Nabbout specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nabbout include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nabbout is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nabbout is accepting new patients. She attended Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1200 Binz Street, Suite 720; Park Plaza Senior Care Clinic
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Geraldine Salmeron is a general internist and geriatrician in Houston, TX. Dr. Salmeron is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, alzheimer's disease, and memory loss. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salmeron honors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital.

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

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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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