At Tri-County, one of our specialties is providing geriatric medicine for our patients from Sterling Heights and the surrounding areas. We’re proud to offer this specialized care for our older adult patients and our team features geriatricians that can address the daily health needs of this population.
Here’s a little more about our geriatric medicine at Tri-County Medical Clinic.
WHAT IS GERIATRIC MEDICINE?
Geriatric medicine is a health care specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability in the older adult patient population. Geriatric physicians, also known as geriatricians, are trained in the aging process and the various ways it impacts our health. Geriatricians are trained to diagnose conditions that often present differently in older adults; develop care plans that address the special health care needs of older adults; communicate with families and other caregivers; be responsible for care coordination across settings; and to take a patient-centered, holistic approach to maintaining older adults’ functional status, independence, and quality of life.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN A GERIATRIC PHYSICIAN TREAT?
At Tri-County Medical Clinic, our board-certified geriatric physicians have specific training and expertise in dealing with conditions and diseases related to aging. Here are some areas of focus:
- Memory loss
- Chronic pain
- Medication side effects
We also provide evaluations for patients to assess their ability to perform day-to-day tasks, such as these:
- Prepare meals
- Bathe themselves
- Dress themselves
- Maintain good hygiene
- Maintain emotional well-being
We provide these exams to assess the well-being of our geriatric patients:
- Annual wellness exams
- Initial wellness exams for patients new to Medicare
Our geriatric healthcare team also specializes in the prevention and management of diseases that commonly affect older patients, including:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Heart disease
- Sleep disorders
- Cancer (screening)
We’re proud of the services we offer for our aging patients. Call our team at Tri-County Medical Clinic, (586) 979-5100, to make an appointment.