Changes occur as you age. In fact, as you get older, it might be time to change your healthcare provider to accommodate to the fact that your body isn’t the same as it was 30, 20 or even 10 years ago.
Choosing Someone Who Specializes in You
Senior care is becoming a large industry as a result of the number of baby boomers and the fact that people are living longer than ever before. While any primary care physician can treat a patient who is a senior, not every doctor is specifically trained to address the health concerns of seniors. For instance, as you age, your level of calcium diminishes, causing an increased risk of bone-related issues like osteoporosis. Seniors are more at risk for experiencing a stroke or heart attack. Memory impairments tend to become more prevalent as you age as well.
Often seniors are taking several medications for a combination of different conditions. An experienced physician understands that this is a delicate balance and certain medications don’t react well with others. This knowledge ensures senior patients are not put at additional risk as a result of their treatment.
A physician experienced in senior care has the ability to understand the complexity of issues you’re facing. These physicians have training and an in-depth knowledge of the field. It makes sense to choose a doctor who specializes in your age group.
A Better Patient-Doctor Relationship
It’s easier to relate to someone who has the experience and knowledge of your age group. Doctors often see individuals who are younger and more vibrant with an entirely different group of health concerns.
Oftentimes, these physicians are out-of-touch with the senior community. Those who have experience with older individuals have the ability to answer questions accurately and in a manner that makes the patient feel more comfortable. You deserve a physician who takes the time to actually answer your questions in a way that makes you feel confident in the services he or she provides.
Cares About Seniors
Frequently, physicians don’t take the time with the patient that he or she deserves, especially for those who are of an advanced age. Sometimes, the senior community gets overlooked and is rushed out the door. Physicians oftentimes feel senior’s concerns aren’t as important as somebody who is in a younger age bracket. However, a senior medicine specialist genuinely cares about your health and takes the time to address your particular needs.
Why You Should Choose Boulevard Medical Healthcare
We have an extensive amount of experience taking care of those who are 65 and older. We understand your unique healthcare needs and the conditions most relevant to your age bracket. We take this into consideration with each one of our patients to evaluate, diagnose, treat and regularly monitor your health. Your health is important to you and important to us. We want to ensure you’re in good hands with individuals who know exactly what issues you’re facing.
We go beyond the traditional aspect of senior medicine such as diagnosing and prescribing. We help you plan for your future with our advance care planning assistance. This allows you to delegate who you want to make decisions on your behalf if something should happen and you’re unable to do so. The planning service also helps you play an active role in your future.
As you age, your ability to drive yourself to appointments may be hindered. We don’t want you to miss out on the care you need because everyone you know is busy for the next month. We want to see you in the office when you need us, so we will assist you in finding a solution for transportation such as the Access-a-Ride program, which is part of MTA. Additionally, we have an in-home service that allows us to come to your home to provide care without the need for you to travel.
Learn more about our services or schedule an appointment with one of our senior medicine professionals.