Geriatric medicine refers to the primary care (non-emergency) treatment of patients who are generally 60 years old or more. Board-certified geriatricians are specially trained in the aging process and can treat a broad spectrum of health issues that are unique to older adults. From balance and hearing issues to memory loss, dementia, weight loss, incontinence, depression and more, our specialists are experts in assessing, diagnosing and managing a variety of issues with the goal of helping every patient enjoy life with as much independence, mobility and confidence as possible.
Our philosophy is not only to provide medical treatment to our older patients, but to engage each person in prevention and wellness initiatives to optimize their health and have a high quality of life. We are dedicated to assessing each patient’s medical, physiological and social needs and building an individualized care plan that meets each person’s individual needs and goals.
A thorough geriatric consultation is particularly appropriate when an older patient is experiencing more pain or discomfort than usual; appears more confused than typical; displays a change in their behavior or moods; exhibits signs of depression; is suffering from constipation or incontinence; loses weight unexpectedly; has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia; is having problems taking care of one’s self at home; or shows signs of increasing frailty and/or increased likelihood of falling.
AdventHealth Medical Group’s geriatric medicine physicians can provide you with:
A complete geriatric assessment and consultation including evaluation of hearing, sight, cognitive skills, mobility, balance and overall wellnes
Management of multiple medications and health issues
Routine care options to help you achieve your physical and mental goals
Eye examinations, hearing tests and lab work, immunizations, flu shots, management of illness or disease, and minor injury and wound care
A plan of care that suits your needs and lifestyle to help you maintain a healthy body and mind
Support and links to community resources for caregivers