As people age, their bodies change dramatically. Though many considerations remain the same, older people often have different health requirements than younger patients. The health issues that older patients experience at this stage of life may present differently from earlier years. As more Americans move into their golden years, geriatric care becomes more necessary. Dr. Brent J. Michael has training and expertise in this area.
Elderly patients often experience new health issues in their lives. It is important to have a doctor who can explain what can be done to prevent or delay the onset of certain conditions. It is also important for the doctor to be able to detect the coming changes, treat them, and teach the patients and their loved ones how to manage these health issues.
The Importance of Geriatric Care
Older adults may face health concerns that can be embarrassing or even frightening. Impaired memory, incontinence, loss of balance and decreased mobility are a few of the problems elderly patients may encounter. Discussing some of these issues can be challenging. Dr. Michael provides a safe place to talk over these concerns. With a compassionate listening ear, he counsels older adults and helps them manage the new changes in their lives.
Dr. Michael is trained in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases that affect senior citizens. He knows the aging process and is aware of the types of ailments that many older adults experience. Dementia, depression and other life-altering conditions can present challenges. The preventive aspect of his practice helps ward off some of the diseases that can impact senior citizens.
Patient education, regular checkups and family involvement can make a patient’s golden years truly golden. Dr. Michael has the expertise and experience to help you achieve that standard. He understands the special needs older patients may require, and he is willing to go that extra mile to help you or your loved one move comfortably into the golden years.
Find out more about geriatric health care for seniors provided by Dr. Brent J. Michael. Contact us today for information and scheduling.