Your health needs are both individual and unique. That’s why we offer a range of adult medical services for a variety of conditions.
Regular exams and check-ups are important for living with long term health. Don’t worry if it’s been a while since you’ve been to a doctor. Our providers will do a thorough exam and ask about any concerns you may have.
As key components of your patient care team, you and your provider will develop a treatment plan that works for you. An important part of your treatment plan is follow-up appointments to proactively manage your health.
Geriatric doctors help elderly patients (ages 65 and up) take care of themselves in late adulthood. Additionally, they may provide medical advice to caretakers, such as the patients’ children. Heart City Health provides many geriatric services, but also treats older adults in the same way we treat all our patients: with an emphasis on treating the whole person with primary, dental, and behavioral care.
Our providers offer geriatric assessments, which consist of a comprehensive evaluation designed to optimize an older person’s ability to enjoy good health. Our goal is to improve quality of life and reduce the need for hospitalization and/or institutionalization. We want to help our patients live independently for as long as possible.
The stats on falls and older adults are grim. One in four adults fall each year and falls account for a majority of injuries in older adults, but the National Council on Aging emphasizes that falling is not a normal part of the aging process.
That means there are steps you or your caregiver can take to help you maintain your balance and decrease your risk of injury or hospitalization due to a fall.
During assessments, our Geriatric doctors can help you determine if you’re at a high risk for falling, and give you action steps for fall prevention that will help improve your balance or increase your safety in your home.
Suffering loss often occurs with aging. Not only do people lose loved ones, they also can lose certain aspects of their life that they enjoyed, such as close proximity to others, movement, independence, and general health. This puts elderly individuals at risk for depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. In fact, the National Council on Aging states that one in four older adults suffers from mental illness.
Ignoring mental and emotional health can make treating other illnesses and enjoying life more difficult. However, you’re not alone, and you can get help. Because Heart City Health also includes Behavioral Healthcare, we’re able to assess physical and mental and emotional needs.
As children, we’re often taken to the dentist by a parent. However, as we age, we frequently lose dental health habits. Seeing the dentist is vital not only for your oral health, but also for preventing and catching early signs of other health issues. Heart City Health has a dental office where we can treat your dental care needs from implants to dentures or simple cavity fillings and cleanings. Since we treat the entire person, we’ll care about your teeth too.
Our services are expansive, and include everything from chronic illness management to prostate exams, cholesterol checks, and more. Our goal is to partner with you in every aspect of your health, so you can enjoy a long life that’s also a happy and healthy one.
The Geriatric staff at Heart City Health will also communicate with our Dental, Women’s, and Behavioral health teams to ensure all relevant areas of your medical history with us are considered during your appointments. In addition, the on-site pharmacy makes getting your prescriptions extra convenient.
Heart City Health treats patients regardless of their insurance status or income level. Whether your insurance is excellent or you’re in need of our sliding scale fee options, we’re happy to help you achieve your healthiest possible lifestyle. For more information on Geriatric Medicine and Services, please contact us.