Meeting the Unique Health Needs of Older Adults
Catholic Health board-certified geriatricians are experts in providing services customized to the unique health needs of older adults. You may consider seeing a geriatrician for your primary care if you are 65 years old or older, have a chronic health condition or have multiple health issues.
At Catholic Health, you will benefit from a team approach to your health care. Our geriatricians work closely with your primary care physician and can refer you to our renowned experts for specialized care in areas including cancer, diabetes, gastroenterology, heart and vascular, orthopedics and pulmonology.
St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation for geriatrics.
Frequently Asked Questions
Geriatricians are primary care physicians who have additional training in caring for older adults. They see patients in hospitals and in office and clinical settings.
Like all primary care physicians, geriatricians are trained to prevent, diagnose and treat common medical conditions. They also have training in the health care needs of older adults. This additional knowledge is vital since our bodies change as we age and may need different care.
You should consider seeing a geriatrician if:
- You have caregivers who will benefit from a geriatrician’s advice.
- You have a chronic condition or other health issues that will benefit from the specialized knowledge of a physician dedicated to the health of older adults.
- You have a chronic condition that requires multiple prescription drugs or a high level of care.
- You’re concerned about common health issues that come with age, such as memory loss, physical mobility problems, falls or cardiovascular disease.
- Your health issues are causing anxiety or depression.
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