Adult Primary Care & Internal Medicine located in Spring and Huntsville, TX

Geriatrics services offered in Spring and Huntsville, TX

Geriatric patients are in their golden years, but for those years to be their very best, you need medical care providers with specific experience in treating your age group. At Main Street Medical Clinic, board-certified internal medicine physician Abbas Jafri, MD, FACP, and the skilled team offer comprehensive geriatrics in their offices in Huntsville and Spring, Texas. The team also travels to rehab facilities and nursing homes to provide you with exceptional convenience. Schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking tool today.

Geriatrics Q & A

What is geriatrics?

Geriatrics is medical care for patients aged 65 and older. Patients in this age group have specific health care needs that can sometimes be quite complex, so it’s important to see providers with experience in geriatrics. 

At Main Street Medical Clinic, the team has extensive experience treating the geriatric population and offers compassionate, patient-focused medical care for seniors of all ages.

What are the most common health problems in geriatric patients?

As you age, your risk of health problems increases. About 85% of geriatric patients have a chronic condition, and 60% have two or more chronic conditions. 

Some of the most common issues among older people include:

  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimer’s disease and non-Alzheimer’s dementias
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Hearing loss
  • Eye disease, including cataracts and glaucoma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Your risk for each condition depends on factors like sex, lifestyle, and medical history. For example, women have a much higher risk of osteoporosis than men, and men are more likely to develop heart disease. 

People who struggle with their weight and eat an unhealthy diet are far more likely to develop high cholesterol, heart disease, and diabetes.

What does geriatrics include?

The Main Street Medical Clinic team provides comprehensive care for geriatric patients. They offer routine wellness visits, including preventive care like health screenings and vaccinations. The practice has the NeuralScan Pro+® brain scan in the office, which checks for memory loss and other cognitive issues. 

Additionally, the team provides complex care for chronic conditions. They can manage multiple chronic conditions, ensuring that your medications work together and helping you make healthy choices.

Some geriatric patients need advanced surgical care at some point, for example, joint replacements or cataract-removal surgery. The team coordinates specialist care and manages your overall medical care before and after medical procedures.

Geriatrics also includes help for new problems like the flu, minor injuries, and headaches. The practice offers same-day appointments, so simply reach out to either office when you have a new issue. 

Where can I get geriatrics?

Main Street Medical Clinic offers geriatrics in their Huntsville and Spring offices. The team also visits nursing homes and inpatient rehabs to help patients who can’t make it to the offices. 

The team at Main Street Medical Clinic is highly attuned to the unique needs of geriatric patients and they look forward to seeing you soon. Schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office or booking online today.