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Our doctors and staff understand that, as we age, we develop unique needs.  We investigate common symptoms that can be construed as aging, such as fatigue and memory loss.  But there are also many other symptoms -- constipation, loss of balance, changes in appetite – that can be attributed to medications or a treatable condition. Chronic conditions are thoughtfully managed to create an individualized health care plan for every patient.

• Yearly Routine Exams and Medical Assessments

After the age of 65, guidelines for routine exams may change. Risk factors for certain conditions and diseases decline, while other risk factors increase.  During this period of life, physical and emotional changes occur, as well as some loss of mobility and the senses, creating a new set of challenges for seniors.

 • Medication Assessments

 As the number of chronic illnesses grows, many older patients find themselves taking multiple medications each day.  This can create real challenges in remembering to take medications correctly, avoiding interactions between drugs, and watching for possible side effects.  Our family doctors work with onsite doctors of pharmacy to insure that your medications are working to keep you healthy.

 • Chronic Care Management

Long-term care for chronic conditions and diseases are a a reality for most seniors.  Our practice is linked to an extensive network of specialists who work in alliance with us to provide each patient with the best of care to ensure the highest quality of life. 

 • Vaccines 

  • The CDC recommended list of vaccines for seniors: 
  • Chicken Pox
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Hepatitis A and B Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Meningitis
  • MMR
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Pneumococcal Disease (Pneumonia) 
  • Polio Tetanus