Geriatric Medicine

Regionally Ranked Hospital The Geriatric Health Assessment Clinic offers a team approach to the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of older adults. Team members include nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and social workers who specialize in geriatric care with a focus on health promotion along with prevention and treatment of disease as well as disability in later life.

Members of the assessment team meet with each patient and caregiver to discuss:

  • Daily functioning
  • Diet
  • Health history
  • Medications
  • Memory
  • Mood
  • Social support and resources
  • Specific patient or caregiver concerns

Some patients come to the clinic for a single consultation while others may return for follow-up visits or continuing care.

Patients receive:

  • Information about support services and long-term care
  • Laboratory tests (as needed)
  • Preventive health and wellness suggestions
  • Referrals to specialists or community services (as needed)
  • Suggestions for treatments, medication, nutrition, activities and resources to meet each person's needs
  • Thorough physical examination

Patients should bring the following to their first appointment:

  • Insurance information
  • Medical records from their referring physician
  • Medications they are currently taking

Care Team