Geriatrician Accepting New Patients in Naperville, Plainfield, and Joliet IL
Geriatric doctors at Suburban Healthcare Associates provide quality care you can trust. Call us today for more information or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Naperville IL, Plainfield IL, and Joliet IL.
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What does a geriatric doctor do?
When should you go to a geriatric doctor?
Is Suburban Healthcare Associates accepting new patients for geriatrics?
A geriatric doctor is a medical doctor that has received additional education and training focused on the specific medical needs of elderly patients. An adult who reaches the age of 65 can see a geriatric doctor as opposed to their family doctor, particularly if they have existing conditions related to their age or that have complications due to other conditions. The goal of a geriatric doctor is to work with their patients, as well as any caregivers or family members who help care for the patient, to ensure that the patient remains as functional as possible while being able to maintain a good quality of life.
Geriatric doctors have deep knowledge and experience in the complex health issues that can affect patients as they get older, which can be complicated by mobility issues, memory issues, and the challenge of the body getting older. In many cases, patients who seek out the care of a geriatric doctor have at least one chronic health issue, which geriatric doctors are able to diagnose and treat. They are also able to provide ongoing monitoring of the condition and management of any medications, including ensuring there are no complications or conflicts when patients are taking multiple medications for different ailments, as is often the case. Much like a primary care physician, geriatric doctor acts as the central point of all communication and management of records from other members of their patient’s health care team. This team can include nurses, social workers, pharmacists, other doctors or specialists, family members, caregivers, and therapists.
As we get older, our bodies start to slow down and require some extra care and attention. The chances of developing chronic medical conditions increase as we get older, with many elderly patients experiencing at least one, if not more, chronic conditions that require ongoing medical treatment and monitoring. Geriatric doctors focus their practice of medicine on patients over the age of 65, as that is where they start to see patients needing extra care due to more issues with their health and wellbeing. That being said, healthy patients without complex medical issues or chronic conditions don’t need to seek out regular care from a geriatric doctor, unless their current primary care physician refers them to one.
For elderly patients that have chronic or complex medical conditions, a geriatric doctor is the best bet to ensure that they are getting the best medical care from an expert with training and experience in their specific needs. Geriatric doctors are not only knowledgeable when it comes to diagnosing and treating elderly patients for common conditions, but they are also trained in the coordination of care amongst many other members of the patient’s care team. This care team includes not only other doctors or medical professionals but also caregivers, social workers, pharmacists, and the patient’s family members. If you are looking for a geriatric doctor for yourself, or a loved one, reach out to the team at Suburban Healthcare Associates today to see how we can support you and your family.
Suburban Healthcare Associates is focused on the health and well-being of our patients throughout the many stages of their life. That includes into their later years. We accept patients from infancy through to adulthood, and on into the geriatric stage of care.
We believe in a consistent, long-term care solution for our patients without them having to change doctors or doctor’s offices simply because of their age. We are also accepting new patients into our care, regardless of their age. Our team has a wide range of training and expertise in medical conditions that affect people as they get older and can provide the necessary treatments and monitoring for many chronic conditions. To find out more, or to book your first appointment with our team, give us a call or book an appointment online today. We serve patients from Naperville IL, Plainfield IL, Joliet IL, Woodridge IL, Wolfs IL, Warrenville IL, Crystal Lawns IL, Romeoville IL, Lockport IL, Crest Hill IL, Shorewood IL, Gilletts IL, and Fairmont IL.
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