Geriatric Care

Geriatric Care

Geriatric Care services offered in Norwood, MA

Older adults have unique health care needs, which is why routine medical monitoring is vital to maintain outstanding health and wellness. At Norwood Medical Associates in Norwood, Massachusetts, Savitha Gowda, MD, Suruchi Kaul, MD, and the team offer comprehensive geriatric care services for older adults. Schedule a wellness exam, sick visit, or follow-up appointment by phone or request one online today.

Geriatric Care Q&A

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care at Norwood Medical Associates involves medical monitoring, evaluations, and treatments for medical concerns many older adults face. It also includes preventive care, chronic disease management, and disease screening. Seeing a medical provider regularly is one of the best ways for older adults to avoid severe medical problems.

What are common health concerns aging adults face?

Older adults have unique health challenges that often fall outside of the standard single-disease treatment models. Adults over 65 have an increased risk of:

  • Falls
  • Osteoporosis
  • Dementia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Heart problems
  • Arthritis 
  • Balance or gait impairment
  • Vision and hearing impairment
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Sleep problems
  • Malnutrition
  • Bladder incontinence
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Illnesses
  • Injuries

It is very common for older adults to take multiple medications to properly manage more than one health condition. 

What happens during geriatric care visits?

During geriatric care visits to Norwood Medical Associates, your provider weighs you, assesses your body mass index (BMI), and checks your pulse, blood pressure, and other vitals. 

They ask about your symptoms, medical history, medications, lifestyle habits, mental health, or other concerns you may have.

During a physical exam, your geriatric specialist looks for signs of illnesses, injuries, or diseases. They may also evaluate your vision and hearing. Additional screenings you might be a candidate for include urine testing, a biopsy, heart or lung function testing, blood tests, mental health evaluations, or imaging procedures. 

If you need treatment, your geriatric health care provider may recommend medications, lifestyle changes, a medical procedure, or care from another specialist.

The goal at Norwood Medical Associates is to help geriatric patients overcome or properly manage medical conditions, so they can live the best quality of life possible. 

How often should I schedule geriatric care appointments?

Your Norwood Medical Associates provider determines when to schedule your next geriatric care visit. At a minimum, book an appointment once or twice yearly, though individualized needs vary from person to person. Call the office with any questions or if you develop signs of a new or worsening medical problem. 

Schedule a geriatric care appointment at Norwood Medical Associates by phone or request one online today.