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Geriatric Care

Geriatric Care services offered in Keller, TX

Geriatric care manages the health needs of older adults. At Vine Family Medicine in Keller, Texas, you can receive outstanding geriatric care from a board-certified geriatrician. Ochuele Odumosu, MD, and Oluwaseun Odumosu, MD, provide comprehensive, competent, and compassionate care for older patients. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today. Telehealth appointments are available.

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care is a specialized area of medicine that takes care of the health needs of older adults. As you age, your body’s ability to regenerate new cells and repair itself slows down. These changes put you at a greater risk of developing health problems and diseases that affect your physical and mental well-being.

It’s not uncommon for older adults to have at least one chronic disease and take prescription medication. The board-certified geriatricians at Vine Family Medicine have advanced training to diagnose and manage the complex health needs of older adults.

Who needs geriatric care?

Geriatric care is for people 65 years of age and older. However, age isn’t always the best indicator for geriatric care. You or your loved one may benefit from this specialized area of patient care if you:

  • Have more than one chronic disease
  • Take multiple prescription medications
  • Struggle to carry out daily functions
  • Are experiencing changes in cognition
  • Have significant frailty (loss of muscle strength and endurance)

The team also recommends geriatric care to caretakers who are struggling to manage the health needs of their loved one. The goal of geriatric care at Vine Family Medicine is to simplify life, ease symptoms, and help you or your loved one maintain independence. 

If you or an older adult you care for needs specialized medical care to manage health and wellness, the team at Vine Family Medicine can help. 

What can I expect with geriatric care?

You can expect compassionate and attentive geriatric care from the team at Vine Family Medicine. Vine Family Medicine is a family-owned medical practice, and the team understands the importance of family when it comes to health, providing care for you, your children, and your parents.

The specifics of your geriatric care at Vine Family Medicine depend on your needs. However, the team manages general health with annual physicals and chronic care to monitor and treat chronic diseases. 

The team monitors mental, physical, and emotional well-being and makes referrals to specialists and outside support systems when appropriate. They also keep track of prescription medications, eliminating medications that might interact with or exacerbate health problems.

For those who can’t make it into the office, Vine Family Medicine offers telehealth visits. 

To find out more about geriatric care at Vine Family Medicine, call the office or book an appointment online today.