Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Health Assessment Clinic

The Geriatric Health Assessment Clinic offers a team approach to the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of older adults. Team members include physicians, nurses, social workers and pharmacists who specialize in geriatric care and focus on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life.

Members of the assessment team meet with each patient and caregiver to discuss:

  • Specific patient or caregiver concerns
  • Health history
  • Medications
  • Diet
  • Social support and resources
  • Memory
  • Mood
  • Daily functioning

Some patients come to the clinic for a single consultation. Others may return for follow-up visits or continuing care. Patients receive:

  • A thorough physical examination
  • Suggestions for treatments, medication, nutrition, activities and resources to meet each person's needs
  • Laboratory tests (as needed)
  • Preventive health and wellness suggestions
  • Information about support services and long-term care
  • Referrals to specialists or community services (as needed)

For the first appointment, patients should bring:

  • Medications they are currently taking
  • Medical records from their referring physician
  • Insurance information