As we age, our bodies change and our health care needs adapt with us. The Heartland Regional Medical Group - Family Medicine specialists understand the unique challenges of people 65 years of age and older. They work as a team to improve function, promote healthy aging and support families. They listen closely to the patient’s needs and develop an individualized care plan with the goal of helping older adults lead healthy, happy and independent lives.
Q. What is geriatric medicine?
A. A specialty that focuses on the health care of older adults, typically 65 and older.
Q. What are some chronic conditions and concerns, specific to older adults, treated at Heartland Regional?
A. We treat:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heart disease
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Memory disorders
- Incontinence issues
- Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
- Medication review and management
- Parkinson's Disease
Q. Why should I consult with a provider?
A. Maintaining regular check-ups with your provider, as you age, can help catch health issues early. We offer guidance to older adults on immunizations, health screenings, staying active and nutrition. Our team can help you coordinate with specialists to manage conditions and develop the most effective care plan for you.