Our Questcare Medical Clinic locations are staffed with geriatric medicine professionals who know how important it is to develop a strong, lasting doctor/patient relationship. Having a physician who is able to meet the special needs of older patients is a vital component to healthy aging.
What is Geriatric Medicine?
Geriatric medicine is a sub-category of internal medicine focusing on the care of the elderly. Just about everyone will need this specialized attention in his or her later years, and geriatricians help to coordinate treatment.
A doctor who specializes in geriatric medicine is keenly aware of all the differences between the younger body and the elderly body. As people age, their bodies begin to lose the ability to handle certain types of stressors and recover from them. As this “physiological reserve” starts to diminish, the body becomes more at risk to developing certain types of chronic conditions. Geriatric medicine focuses on helping to prevent and treat disease in elderly patients, and to improve their quality of life.
Benefits of Geriatric Medicine
There are several advantages to visiting a professional with experience in geriatric medicine. Not only are geriatricians intimately familiar with the aging process, they also know how to manage medications so that dangerous drug interactions do not occur.
In addition, physicians who practice geriatric medicine can help patients make important decisions regarding their health care, and make recommendations to other doctors their patients can trust. At Questcare, our geriatric medicine experts are passionate about helping patients live their senior years in the healthiest, most comfortable manner possible.
Contact Us About Geriatric Medicine
Please get in touch with a nearby Questcare Medical Clinic location if you or a loved one would like to speak with one of our geriatric medicine doctors. Contact us today.