Geriatrics differs from standard adult medicine because it focuses on the unique needs of the elderly person. It is also often referred to as elder care management focusing on their long term care needs.
Geriatric Internists are specialized and can diagnose, treat and manage diseases and conditions that require a special approach when dealing with older adults. Internists are physicians who provide long-term, complete care in the home or in a hospital and treats common to serious illnesses.
Internists are trained in diseases and treatment of;
- Blood diseases
- Kidney disease
- Heart and Lung disease
- Joint disease
- Digestive system
- Respiratory system
- Vascular system
Geriatric Internists may also be called Geriatricians they are specialized to evaluate and manage the healthcare treatment and various needs of frail older people.
They give special attention to situations of special medical and social concern, including medications and the risk of drug interactions or adverse drug reactions, falls, incontinence, preoperative assessment and post-operative management, cerebrovascular disease, dementia, sensory impairment and other changes that occur with aging.
We Have Geriatric Doctors
Our Geriatric Doctors are trained and deal with many other issues for our aging patients, Including;
- Memory loss
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Urinary Incontinence
Our Medical office performs full geriatric assessments including but not limited to a complete physical, blood work, screenings and cognitive tests, offering an array of care and treatment. We are also partnered and work with Long Term Care of Michigan Nursing Support. Our Geriatric team coordinates the patient’s care and provides options for complete Geriatric Care for medication, treatment, therapy and nursing support.
View our list of our Geriatric Doctors in Michigan, at our Westland Medical Clinic our physicians have decades of experience caring for the elderly. Please contact us at our medical clinic near you, if you are looking for geriatric care for yourself or a loved one.