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What Is Geriatric Care?

What Is Geriatric Care

Geriatric care is a branch of medicine dedicated to caring for elderly people. At Radiant Medical Group, we believe in assisting our patients throughout their entire lives. Geriatric care helps seniors take control of their own health and autonomy for as long as possible.

What Are Geriatric Specialists?

Just as pediatric doctors specialize in the care of children, while geriatric physicians specialize in the care of patients aged 65 or older. However, it is important to keep in mind that seeking medical care at the age of 65 is not a hard and fast rule. If you have lifelong conditions, Radiant Medical Group is here to provide you with a dedicated team that will be by your side.

As one gets older, certain medical problems and conditions become more complex and require the expertise of a geriatrician, who specializes in and is knowledgeable about geriatric care. They are dedicated to helping you remain active and independent and improve your quality of life.

Geriatricians commonly work together with other primary care providers to provide seniors with the care they require. Their primary role is to coordinate treatment between other doctors and help patients select the best treatment options. Additionally, geriatric doctors collaborate with caregivers and relatives to make sure elderly patients get the best care possible.

How Can A Geriatric Specialist Help Me?

Geriatricians are experts in considering the overall situation. They know the medications that elderly people need and the negative results that taking several drugs can have on their life. Geriatricians will decide which drugs are necessary and which should be avoided in order to maximize your physical functioning and well-being. We always prioritize the patient experience. That is why our appointments are scheduled around your availability. If you need longer appointments for transportation or to discuss your condition and treatment, our team is more than happy to make the necessary adjustments.

Geriatric Medical Prescriptions

The team of specialists at Radiant Medical Group have extensive experience in managing and treating multiple conditions that affect adults. If you are on many medications for different problems or symptoms, it is vital to talk to your doctor about your medication list. A trained professional can identify any issues with your medications and provide better alternatives. Our goal is to provide the best care possible while limiting any disruption to your lifestyle and comfort.

If you are having unwanted side effects from your current medications, speak to one of our knowledgeable professionals about your medications and treatment plan. Your treatment coordinator can then adjust your plan to provide the care you need.

Can I Benefit From Geriatric Care?

There is no set age at which an individual should see a geriatrician. Those who are elderly and are dealing with any of the following should consider consulting a geriatric specialist:

  • Multiple medical conditions

  • An interaction between two medical conditions

  • Physical or functional decline

  • Diseases related to aging (such as dementia, incontinence, cardiovascular disease, or osteoporosis)

  • Managing multiple medications (especially if they are having negative side effects that affect their quality of life).

If you’re ready for quality care from Geriatric specialists to improve your overall quality of life in Victorville, Apple Valley, or Barstow, call Radiant Primary Care today!