What is geriatric medicine?
Geriatric medicine is the study of all aspects of aging including the physical, emotional and psychological concerns of the elderly. It is the medical complement to gerontology, which is the social study of aging..
What does it mean to be “board-certified”?
In order to be board-certified in the sub-specialty of geriatrics in the United States, a physician must already be certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and complete at least an additional year of training in geriatric medicine, demonstrate competence in care of patients, meet licensing requirements and pass a rigorous examination.
What does an initial consultation include?
- Examination for memory problems, decision making capacity, and dementia, which can be caused by factors as varied as vitamin deficiencies, Alzheimer’s disease or strokes
- Treatment recommendations for agitation and mood problems, including training in techniques for moderating anger or reaction in the demented individual without increasing their confusion
- Diagnosis of depression and recommendations for treatment and behavioral interventions
Does ElderConsult accept Medicare or Supplemental Insurance?
We do not accept Medicare or Supplemental Insurance, nor participate in HMOs. However, we will send a HIPPA bill sheet to your insurance carrier if you have non-HMO, non-Medicare supplemental insurance. We cannot guarantee that your insurer will reimburse you—you should contact them for more information.