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Geriatric Care

A Plus Medical

Internal Medicine Physicians located in Takoma Park, MD

Aging might come with many added challenges for your health and wellness, but ongoing geriatric care can help you manage them. At A Plus Medical in Takoma Park, Maryland, skilled internists, including Eric Aigbedion, MD, and Bunmi Adewunmi, CRNP, provide comprehensive geriatric care to adults aged 60 and older, and they accept Medicare. To explore available services and treatments, call A Plus Medical for a consultation or book your visit online today.

Geriatric Care Q & A

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care is medical care tailored to suit the needs of an elderly population. As you age, your risk for many different health conditions and injuries increases. This is because your bodily processes slow down gradually over the years. Consequently, your cells, tissues, and organs become weaker and more susceptible to damage and malfunction. Aging can result in:

  • Worsening chronic conditions
  • A higher likelihood of injury
  • More susceptibility to acute diseases
  • Functional problems
  • Decreased cognitive functioning 

As you age, it’s important to get consistent care that takes all of your existing conditions and your specific health risks into account. At A Plus Medical, the team considers all of your challenges to provide ongoing, personalized geriatric care. Your care may involve a primary provider, along with multiple specialists, to address all of your concerns regarding your health. 

What does geriatric care include?

At A Plus Medical, geriatric care includes many services and treatments with a high level of structure and consistency. Available geriatric services include:

Screenings and preventive care

Screenings are tests for certain diseases and conditions before they cause symptoms. As you age, you might need to get regular screenings for cancer and other diseases that you’re more likely to get at your older age. Preventive care also includes regular physical exams, nutritional guidance, and other ongoing strategies. 

Chronic disease management

If you have any chronic conditions, like arthritis or hypertension, they may get more severe as you age. The team at A Plus Medical helps you manage your condition and any new or worsening challenges that arise from it. 

Diagnostic testing  

If you have new symptoms or challenges related to aging, the team provides diagnostic testing to make sure you get the treatment you need. They offer ankle-brachial index testing for peripheral artery disease, electrocardiograms (EKGs), bloodwork, X-rays, and more to get an accurate picture of your health. 

Which medical issues does geriatric care address?

Put simply, geriatric care addresses all health conditions, illnesses, and injuries. The difference between standard medical care and geriatric care is that geriatric care considers the additional hurdles and challenges that come with health complications as you age. Geriatric care can help with the diagnosis and management of:

  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney and bladder problems
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Macular degeneration and cataracts
  • Cancer

Geriatric care can also help reduce your risk for new or worsening complications stemming from conditions already affecting your health. With expert geriatric care from the team at A Plus Medical, you can improve your quality of life and age gracefully. 

To explore geriatric care for yourself or a loved one, call A Plus Medical or book an appointment online today.