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Geriatrics

Older adults are more likely to have multiple chronic health conditions and take multiple prescription medications. Medical care for older adults requires extra attention. Geriatrics is an area of medicine that specializes in the health needs of older adults and is a service Rekha Kesavan, MD, and the team at Comprehensive Primary Care provide. Find out more about geriatrics by calling the office in Lawrenceville or Suwanee, Georgia, or book an appointment online today.

Geriatrics Q & A

What is geriatrics?

Geriatrics is an area of medicine that specializes in the care of older adults, which includes people age 65 and older. 

Aging affects every organ and system in your body, increasing your risk of developing conditions that affect your physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. 

Health care providers that specialize in geriatrics understand the health problems older adults face and provide the attentive, high-quality care they need to manage their health so they can maintain as much independence as possible.  

Comprehensive Primary Care provides personalized geriatrics care.

Who needs geriatrics?

Not every person 65 years old and older needs geriatrics. However, you or someone you love may benefit from the specialized care provided by the team at Comprehensive Primary Care for the management of an older adult:

  • With multiple chronic health problems
  • Who uses multiple prescription medications
  • With health problems that cause frailty or disability
  • With health problems that affect cognitive function

Caregivers may also benefit from geriatrics care at Comprehensive Primary Care if they have a hard time managing the health needs of their aging loved one. 

What can I expect from geriatrics care?

The Comprehensive Primary Care team provides expert care for their geriatric patients. The specifics of each patient’s care and treatment depend on individual health needs.

The team focuses on the four key areas of geriatrics:

Mind

During an exam, your provider at Comprehensive Primary Care looks for signs of dementia, depression, or other changes in cognitive health.

Mobility

Many older adults struggle with mobility because of frailty or the effects of chronic health conditions. The team assesses mobility and makes recommendations and referrals to help patients maintain or improve their mobility.

Medications

Older adults may take multiple medications. The team continuously reviews medications and makes adjustments as needed. 

What matters most

The team provides the care that matters most to you and your family. 

What other services does geriatrics care provide?

Comprehensive Primary Care is a full-service primary care practice that offers multiple services to meet a wide range of health needs. 

Some of the geriatrics care services available include:

  • Preventive medicine
  • Acute care for unexpected illnesses and injuries
  • Chronic care for conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol
  • In-house labs
  • In-house electrocardiogram (EKG) and stress testing

The Comprehensive Primary Care team consists of knowledgeable and caring health providers that partner with you and your family to keep you in good health.

Find out more about geriatrics at Comprehensive Primary Care by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Comprehensive Primary Care 
✆ Phone (appointments): 678-403-6062
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 678-888-2273
Locations: 
761 Walther Road, Suite 200, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
3905 Johns Creek Court, Suite 200, Suwanee, GA 30024