Family First Medcare is committed to providing comprehensive geriatric care while addressing the complex needs of older adults with compassion.
As we age, we become more susceptible to medical complications and our health concerns may become more complex. Geriatrics is the specialty branch of medicine that focuses on the unique healthcare needs of the older adult, providing comprehensive, specialized services to patients and families.
The field of geriatric medicine focuses on patients over the age of 65, however most patients requiring the expertise of a geriatrician are in their 80s and beyond.
Illness and diseases may present differently in older adults so early detection can help ensure seniors receive the care that they need to combat and overcome a serious ailment.
Geriatricians are well versed in the many health challenges seniors face as they grow older and attempt to stay active and independent including mobility, falls prevention and overall functionality.
We offer treatment for the following common illnesses as well as many other conditions:
While there is no set age to start seeing a primary care doctor, the factors below serve as a good barometer to help you determine when it might be time to enlist the help of a physician.
If you or a family member notices: