About Geriatrics

Geriatrician Seki Balogun and patient

Geriatrician Seki Balogun and patient

What is Geriatrics?

Geriatrics medicine focuses on achieving the highest possible level of physical and functional well-being for older adults, as well as on preventing disability and disease and promoting independence as aging occurs.

What is the Role of a Geriatrician?

A geriatrician is a primary care physician who has advanced training in the health issues of adults 65 and older.

Why Seek a Provider Trained in Geriatrics?

To maximize health and productivity, and for expert care on issues affecting older adults, including:

  • Changes in physical abilities or mental status, such as memory
  • Susceptibility to falls or falling, and strategies to prevent them
  • Effective management of multiple medical problems and/or multiple medications
  • Relieving the burden on family members who a
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Services Offered By UVA Geriatricians:

  • Geriatric assessment
  • Neurocognitive assessment
  • Pain management and rehabilitative evaluation and treatment
  • Comprehensive primary health care