Gowrishankar Gnanasekaran

Gowrishankar Gnanasekaran, MD, MPH Pronunciation Guide

Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4.8of 5 | (485) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Senior Care Pflugerville Ages seen: 55 - 99 Languages: Hindi, Tamil, Kannada Joined ARC: 2023

About Gowrishankar Gnanasekaran, MD, MPH

  • Dr. Gnanasekaran grew up in a suburban town in southern India in an extended family with his grandparents, uncles, and aunts under the same roof. In his free time, biking, yoga, and meditation are things he loves to do on a daily basis. Dr. Gnanasekaran also likes to cook wholesome foods on weekends for his family, as “it is a nice relaxation activity, and when you do it with family, it becomes a family event.”

Growing up in an extended family in India, I had the privilege to be around older adults in my own family. I was able to see the day-to-day health challenges that come with aging. At that time, the aging phenomenon was not properly understood by many healthcare providers, as proper training was not available. After I completed my internal medicine training, I chose to further specialize in Geriatrics to understand the unique needs of the aging population and better serve them. Proper understanding of the natural aging process, with good lifestyle factors, helps with a smooth transition. Educating, engaging, and empowering patients with proper tools helps them become equal partners in their health. I believe in formulating patient-centric care plans that take patients’ values and goals into consideration. This helps with better compliance and adherence from patients.

Services

Adult Mental Health

Adult Mental Health

You can schedule an office visit to discuss mental health concerns, medication refills, and follow-up care. Your primary care team may utilize screening tools during office visits to identify potential mental health concerns, enabling them to provide appropriate resources and/or treatment options.

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Care Coordination

Care Coordination

Our dedicated providers work closely with your primary care provider to coordinate your care.

Chronic Care Management

Chronic Care Management

Chronic healthcare management includes care for patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other chronic health conditions.

Cognitive Assessment

Cognitive Assessment

Cognitive assessments offer a thorough evaluation of cognitive function. This assessment aids in early detection of cognitive changes, allowing for timely intervention to support brain health.

Fall Assessment

Fall Assessment

Fall assessments provide a comprehensive evaluation to identify and address factors contributing to fall risks in older adults. This assessment enables tailored interventions and preventive strategies to reduce the likelihood of falls and promote safety.

Frailty Assessment

Frailty Assessment

Frailty assessments are specialized and comprehensive evaluations designed to determine the level of frailty in older adults. This assessment helps individuals gain valuable insights into their overall health and vulnerability to stressors.

Medicare Wellness

Medicare Wellness

A Medicare Wellness visit a benefit provided to patients with a Medicare insurance plan. It is conducted by a dedicated Medical Wellness Provider at ARC, where you can expect a review of your health that includes vaccinations, cancer screenings, and more.

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Medication Management

Medication Management

Keeping track of medications can be challenging for older adults. Our geriatric expert can help you manage your medication list effectively, ensuring that you receive the right medicines to maintain optimal health.

Nutrition Recommendations

Nutrition Recommendations

At ARC, we understand the importance of addressing lifestyle habits and nutrition to help you achieve your goals. By considering your unique preferences and objectives, we tailor our care to support you in living a fulfilling and purposeful life.

Senior Care

Senior Care

ARC Senior Care provides attentive, quality health care to our Medicare and Medicare Advantage community in Central Texas. Available to adults 55 years and over with traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage health insurance, our geriatric specialists dedicate themselves to developing personalized care plans that address your medical needs and optimize your health care.

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Transitional Care

Transitional Care

Transitional care involves coordinating and maintaining the continuity of health care as you transition from one health care provider or set of health care needs to another.

Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
  • Medical School
    The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Tamil Nadu, India, 1999
  • Fellowship
    Fellowship in Geriatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2008
  • Residency
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2007
  • Education
    Master’s in Public Health, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 2003
  • Professional Positions
    • Chief, ARC Geriatrics Department
    • Institutional Representative, Association of Directors of American Geriatrics Program, 2016-2018
    • Member, American Geriatrics Society
    • Member and Certified Medical Director, American Medical Directors Association
    • Member, Gerontological Society of America
    • Member, Society of General Internal Medicine
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • Scholarship in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2017

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • June 11, 2024

    Fast, helpful for elders

  • June 8, 2024

    Dr. G was excellent

  • June 6, 2024

    Really like Dr G. Very comfortable with him as my doctor. My wife also happy with Dr G as well

  • June 5, 2024

    Dr. G explains everything in detail. Very helpful.

  • June 4, 2024

    We were extremely pleased with the kindness and thoroughness of Dr G and his staff.

  • June 4, 2024

    All went smooth!

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