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888-895-PACE (7223)*

*not for medical emergencies or to discuss participant details

Do You Need a Geriatrician?

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Understanding the Role of a Geriatrician

How a Geriatrician Complements Your Primary Care Physician

As an aging adult, you probably see a variety of doctors. Your primary care physician is likely your main resource, but you may see specialists like a cardiologist, urologist, or an orthopedic surgeon depending on your unique health concerns. Within the aging services community, we are seeing more older adults engaging the services of a geriatrician.

Geriatricians are primary care doctors that specialize in the care of adults ages 65 and up. Do you need to see a geriatrician? If you are managing multiple health conditions, it may be a good idea to connect with a local geriatrician. This individual has significant experience and training in helping older adults manage multiple conditions. Those issues might include:

  • Mobility concerns
  • Incontinence
  • Dementia
  • Nutrition
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Frailty or balance issues
  • Depression
  • Cancer

In coordination with your primary care physician, a geriatrician can be a great resource who can help you create an individualized health management plan. The next time you visit your primary doctor, consider asking them for a referral.

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