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Dr. Elenita L Usher has the following 2 specialties
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Elenita L Usher has the following 10 expertise
- EOL Care
- Dementia Testing
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Cognitive Issues/Testing
- Urinary Incontinence
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Office staff is very inefficient. My mother visited Dr Usher's office and it was determined that she needed an antibiotic. The office staff said they would call it in to HEB for us. We checked with HEB numerous times and they had not received the prescription. We also followed up numerous times with the doctor's office. They of course, promised to get the prescription to HEB. After about three days, home health care determined that the infection had worsened. Mom ended up in the ER. The infection responded quickly to the antibiotic she was given in the ER. I really believe that this ER visit would have been avoided had Doctor's office had sent the antibiotic prescrption to the pharmacy as they should have. There have been other instances of Doctor Usher responding to my mother in an arrogant manner; as well as further instances of her staff not being responsive. I strongly advise you look elsewhere for your or your aging loved one's health-care.
Initially saw Dr. Usher for pain in my legs after walking short distances. Her first assessment was a possible bacterial infection so she prescribed an antibiotic for 10 days but did not suggest I come back after that to check the results but to come back in three months Sent for testing on my leg and the only follow up was on my next scheduled appointment two months after the test. Did not explain much about the test results but I gather they were inconclusive so now I'm waiting to hear from a vascular specialist for further evaluation which was recommended by the podiatrist she sent me to. Although she had the test results and the podiatrists recommendation she apparently saw no need to take any action for two months which was when I was scheduled for a follow up appointment. A week after my last appointment with her and I'm still waiting to hear from the vascular specialist about an appointment but I'm not surprised since I had the same problem with the podiatrist not being sent the referral until I had to call her office about it.
We are very fortunate to have found Dr. Usher. She is always very thoughtful and considerate during my Mother's appointments and never seems rushed. She has confidence, humility and medical expertise mixed with compassion and she consistently acted that way toward my Mother and our family. Dr. Usher is an outstanding doctor, very professional and very caring. We highly recommend Dr. Usher to anyone seeking help for an elderly family member. You will not find a more dedicated doctor.
Patients' Choice Award (2016)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)
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Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
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22 Years Experience
Universidad De San Carlos
Graduated in 1996
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Dr. Elenita L Usher accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National HMO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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