Geriatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on the diseases, debilities, and care of aging adults. Our geriatric providers are devoted to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of older people.
While primary care providers care for most people, geriatricians frequently provide primary care for older adults who have the most complicated medical and social problems. Also, because of their unique qualifications and training, geriatricians are often sought to provide consultations for the frailest of older persons.
A geriatrician should be consulted when an older person’s condition causes considerable impairment and frailty. These patients tend to be coping with a number of diseases and disabilities, including cognitive (mental) problems.