Lauren Gleason, MD with a male patient

Geriatric Primary Care

We provide comprehensive, team-based care for adults aged 65 and older. Each physician on our team is fellowship-trained and/or board-certified in geriatric medicine, which means they have received years of specific training in the unique health needs of older adults and how to care for them.

Our geriatrics physicians are supported by a dedicated and comprehensive team of nurses, advanced practice providers, social workers, physical therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, neurologists and nutritionists. All are specially trained to work with older adults.

New patient care begins with a comprehensive medical review and geriatric-focused assessment of the patient’s situation, including:

  • Medical conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure and urinary issues
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Cognition and mood
  • Mobility and fall risk
  • Polypharmacy (use of multiple medications), medication side effects, and drug interactions
  • Safety at home
  • Pain management
  • Immunizations
  • Family and social networks of support
  • Advance care planning
  • Health care power of attorney

After the initial evaluation, we develop an individualized plan for primary care and bring in specialists as needed. We also offer wellness and prevention screenings designed to help older adults stay healthy and active for as long as possible. Our primary care physicians may offer recommendations for changes in lifestyle and medications that could improve the patient’s health. We also conduct age-appropriate screenings for cancer and other health conditions.

Request an Appointment

The information you provide will enable us to assist you as efficiently as possible. A representative will contact you within one to two business days to help you schedule an appointment.

You can also make an appointment with our providers by:

Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home

Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists

Filling out an online questionnaire (e-visit) to get a same-day diagnosis and treatment for common conditions.

To speak to someone directly, please call 1-888-824-0200. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.

 

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Geriatric Care

South Shore Senior Center