As our bodies age, our health care needs change. Sometimes medications or diseases affect seniors differently than younger adults. A geriatric physician, or geriatrician, helps senior patients and their families manage complicated health issues caused by aging.
Geriatricians have a background in either family medicine or internal medicine and are board-certified in geriatric medicine, which means they complete additional training for treating seniors.
Generally, you should consider seeing a geriatrician for either primary care or a specialty visit if you’re 65 and older and you:
A geriatrician helps manage life-limiting conditions that are directly associated with aging, including:
Many seniors have more than one illness and take several medications. Geriatricians manage complex health conditions and courses of treatment. They also help to educate and support patients and their caregivers.
Our geriatrics primary care program provides medical care to seniors and older people experiencing life-limiting illnesses across all settings. These services include inpatient, outpatient, and home-based geriatric care options as well as hospice support services.
AHN geriatric primary care physicians are focused on helping you achieve your health goals and live the life you want. We focus on treating age-related conditions and managing your health so that you can continue doing the activities you enjoy. And we make getting that care convenient by offering:
Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 to request an appointment with an AHN Geriatric Primary Care Physician.
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