HOUSECALLS AND MUCH MORE
ElderConsult Geriatric Medicine is a house calls practice providing premium medical care to patients. Our staff includes board-certified Geriatricians (physician specialist in care of elders) and Geriatric Nurse Practitioners. We are experts in medical and behavioral challenges. We strive to practice medicine in a manner that is expert, humane, realistic, sensitive and honest. Our approach has five parts:
Quality of Life
The goal of our treatment is to improve patients’ ability to function in daily life, thinking, comfort and mood. For elders with dementia, a cure currently is not possible, but significant improvement of quality of life is often attainable.
We correct overmedication, and minimize medications. Although we treat some conditions, such as pain, aggressively, we work to reduce the overall number of medications.
Older individuals frequently receive care from many sources: physicians, facilities, families and caregivers. We work closely and communicate frequently with all of them. We work as a support to the primary doctor. We also provide primary care as house calls in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
With our patients, we do not simply treat a disease; we treat the entire person. We manage our patient’s condition proactively—working to prevent potential future issues while managing the current ones. For instance, medication to reduce agitation can worsen mobility and increase the risk of falls. Our specialized expertise enables us to devise treatment plans to address these issues and maximize quality of life and function.
We make house calls, and strive to support overstressed families. We have caring staff that will answer your calls. The providers are available via cell phone for urgent medical issues, thus making them easily accessible to the patient and family. Of course, emergency situations should be sent to the Emergency Room by 911.
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For an appointment contact the office. Click here for enrollment -OR- Call 650-357-8834 x 1 for an appointment