We found 3 geriatricians who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Plano, TX.
Dr. Paul Anthony is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Anthony has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Allen and Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG). Dr. Anthony is accepting new patients.
Dr. Richard Strickland sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Strickland attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.
Dr. Kuldeep Singh works as an internist and geriatrician. He has a special interest in internal medicine. He is affiliated with Medical City Plano. Dr. Singh graduated from King George Medical University and then he performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh takes.
Clinical interests: Internal Medicine
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.