Geriatric Medicine
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less than 18.5
Healthy Weight
greater than 18.5 and less than 25
greater than 25 and less than 30
greater than 30
    Geriatric Medicine
    Geriatric Medicine Provider(s) for this Specialty:

    What We Do

    Geriatricians care for older adults. The elderly are diverse in their physical as well as cognitive capabilities. Geriatricians are trained to understand how aging can affect the body and a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The aging process requires a comprehensive care plan that will maximize an individual’s independence and establish personal goals of care. It is important to have a doctor who understands the complexities of aging and who takes into account physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being as elements of a care plan.


    Our Services Include

    We screen for and treat a variety of conditions that are prevalent in the older population, such as:

    • Risk assessment for falls
    • Memory loss
    • Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias
    • Incontinence
    • Osteoporosis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Hypertension and heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • COPD
    • Review current medications for appropriate use in the elderly, appropriate dosing and for drug interactions.
    • Determine if screening tests are still appropriate.
    • Establish advance care directives— how you want to be cared for at the end of your life.


    Why We are Different

    Many of our older patients see a variety of specialists who may prescribe medications or order tests for one specific problem. We care for the entire patient and will coordinate those recommendations to best suit the patient. When making decisions, we take into account a person’s physical, emotional and memory health. Our goal is to maximize the patient’s quality life without increasing the risk of harm that can come with some treatments.