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Geriatric Care Specialist

Lancaster Family Health

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Lancaster, PA

As you get older, your medical care gets more complicated. Trust Christopher Porter, DO, and Mark Cohen, DO, and their team at Lancaster Family Health located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to keep you healthy as you age. The practice manages chronic conditions and offers preventive interventions to keep you functioning at your best as you age. If you need a geriatric medicine specialist, call the office or book an appointment online.

Geriatric Care Q & A

What defines a geriatric patient?

Usually, men and women older than 60 benefit from specialized geriatric care. Geriatrics may make you think of people of a considerable age with serious health problems, but you may be older than 60 and have no health issues. If that’s the case, congratulations for taking such great care of your body.

The doctors and nurse practitioners welcome older patients, whether you’re in great health or need help managing health conditions. They understand the complex changes that occur in your body and mind as you reach an advanced age.

In addition to addressing any acute illnesses, like colds or urinary tract infections, geriatric care at Lancaster Family Health also helps prevent and treat disability and chronic disease in your older years. Seeing providers who are knowledgeable and experienced in geriatric care helps you continue to age gracefully, both physically and mentally.

Why is a geriatric specialist necessary?

As you get older, your risk of developing chronic diseases or disabilities is greater. You may have no health concerns, or you may suffer from frailty, nutritional concerns, memory problems, medication side effects, or incontinence.

At Lancaster Family Health, Dr. Porter and Dr. Cohen can help you manage your various medications and also offer more holistic approaches to maintaining good health. If you have significant issues with day-to-day activities due to your health, they can help develop a treatment plan that includes lifestyle habits and changes in your living conditions.

What specific issues can affect older adults?

Older adults may face greater complications from chronic conditions. At Lancaster Family Health, the care team can offer support for:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Cognitive health

As you get older, you’re also at risk for getting injured or developing osteoporosis or joint pain. Trust Dr. Porter and Dr. Cohen to prevent complications associated with these conditions, or help you prevent the issues from developing in the first place. If you suffer from more than one health condition, the doctors understand how they impact one another. Their overall goal is to help you maintain the best health possible.

To learn more about the benefits of geriatric medicine, call Lancaster Family Health or book an appointment online.