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Geriatric Primary Care

At AHN, geriatric medicine experts specialize in treating older adults as they age and their health needs change, so they can maintain a high quality of life.

What is geriatric medicine?

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.

When should you see a geriatric doctor?

Generally, you should consider seeing a geriatrician for either primary care or a specialty visit if you’re 65 and older and you:

  • Have issues with frailty or physical limitations.
  • Have multiple conditions that require complex medication and treatment.
  • Can no longer get adequate support from your current caregivers.

Conditions a geriatrician can help you manage

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.

Geriatric care at AHN: Why choose us?

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:

  • In-person or telehealth-based cognitive assessments and comprehensive geriatric assessments.
  • Online consultations with a geriatrician.
  • Home visits (available for select patients who meet eligibility criteria).
  • Specialized inpatient geriatric services at select hospital locations.

Contact us

Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment to learn more about Geriatric Primary Care at AHN.