Geriatric Care Specialist

Premier Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Pediatrics located in Denver, CO

As you age, your care requirements change, but your quality of care shouldn’t. Let Premier Family Medicine in Denver support you with geriatric care services. The team at Premier Family Medicine is friendly, attentive, experienced, and compassionate. For high quality geriatric care for you or a loved one, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.

Geriatric Care Q & A

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care is a branch of medicine and health care focused on the unique needs and concerns of aging adults. 

If you or your loved one is aging, and you’re concerned about health, Premier Family Medicine is here to support you. 

When you come into the practice for geriatric care, your team members start off by getting to know you and your health history. They then talk to you about your concerns. Often, these relate to issues like:

  • Mental and emotional health
  • Independent living
  • In-home care needs

They also talk to you about concerns related to hearing loss, eyesight, and other common changes that correlate with aging.

How do you establish standards for geriatric care?

Aging isn’t a disease, and older adults aren’t broken, but they’re often treated as if they are. The compassionate team at Premier Family Medicine recognizes that you matter and that your health care is important. 

To create a patient-centric experience, Premier Family Medicine practices the “4M”s of age-friendly health systems. These are:

Matters

The team strives to focus on what matters to older adults.

Medications

The practice continually reviews and reduces or removes any medication from your regimen that is necessary or potentially harmful.

Mind

The team cares for your mind and helps you navigate and avoid issues like depression, anxiety, dementia, or delirium.

Mobility

To help you stay healthy and happy, the team finds practical ways to help you stay active and mobile.

How often should I see a doctor for geriatric care?

Even if you’re in excellent health, it’s extremely important that you schedule regular doctor visits. That way, you can get ahead of any potential issues and make adjustments to your routine and lifestyle as needed.

Seniors should schedule a regular geriatric care checkup at least once a year. During a yearly physical, your physician checks specifics including your:

  • Blood pressure
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Glucose levels
  • Thyroid function
  • Blood electrolyte counts

They also typically check your heartbeat and perform a fecal occult blood test, which checks for blood in your stool.

In addition, women over 50 should get a yearly mammogram, and men over 50 should get a yearly prostate exam.

Take care of yourself and enjoy your life every step of the way. To schedule a geriatric care appointment at Premier Family Medicine, call the office or use the online booking tool today.