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At Wayne State University Physician Group, our board-certified Internal Medicine physicians, with specialty certification in geriatrics, provide primary clinical care for the elderly. We offer one-stop care in a senior-friendly environment. One of the benefits of being treated at the WSUPG Geriatric Clinic is the comfort of knowing you will be seen by the same health care providers each visit. This approach to care ensures a more personalized experience. 

Our multidisciplinary team of geriatric specialists work together to address the patient’s mental and physical needs. Typically, senior health care involves multiple health issues, so we coordinate a full spectrum of geriatric medical care, and assist with other services designed to keep older adults active and healthy.

Our patients

We treat patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes (chronic condition that occurs when the body fails to process sugar correctly)
  • Congestive heart failure(a condition where the heart can't pump enough blood to the organs)
  • Memory loss/dementia (loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases)
  • Polypharmacy (the use of several medicines together in the treatment of disease)
  • Arthritis (inflammation of one or more joints)
  • Gait disturbance (deviation from normal walking)
  • Depression (disorder that affects thoughts, feeling, behavior and physical health)
  • Failure to thrive (a gradual decline in physical and/or cognitive function)
  • Incontinence (loss of control of urinary or fecal elimination)

Our services

In our Geriatric Clinic, we offer services for all chronic and acute health problems of adults age 60 and older, including:

  • Geriatric cardiology: medical management of the geriatric syndrome of aging – heart failure, arrhythmias, chest pain, valvular and coronary artery disease
  • Geriatric psychiatry: focus on depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, delirium and dementia-related psychosis such as behavior disturbances, hallucinations and paranoia
  • Memory evaluation: assessing complaints of cognitive changes or decline
  • Anticoagulation clinic: treating patients on long- or short- term anticoagulation therapy
  • Interdisciplinary anticoagulation clinic: adults aged 60 and older seen on consult from other departments
  • Geriatric gastroenterology: issues of weight loss, abdominal pain and changes in bowel function
  • Geriatric polypharmacy: medical review of complex medications/drugs being prescribed for the elderly patient
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation: services for older adults with walking (gait) disorders, frequent falls, joint pain and deconditioning
  • Rheumatology: treatment of inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disorders
  • Geriatric neuropsychology: for elderly patients who require behavioral management and/or neuropsychological testing for cognitive complaints
  • Neurology: evaluation and treatment of patients with cerebral vascular disorders, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease, tremors and other brain disorders
  • Psychology: evaluation and treatment of the emotional issues of aging and loss
  • Social work: services for issues of caregiver strain, transportation, unmet social needs, abuse and neglect concerns

Our expert team

Patients at our clinic are seen by primary care providers and specialists who may include:

  • Geriatrician - specializes in the care of older adults
  • Nurse practitioners - registered nurses with advanced training in a medical specialty
  • Cardiologist - specializes in heart disorders
  • Gastroenterologist - specializes in digestive system disorders
  • Psychiatrist - specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
  • Physiatrist - specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Neurologist - specializes in nervous system disorders
  • Rheumatologist - specializes in treating diseases of the joints, muscles and bones
  • Sleep medicine - specializes in sleep disorders
  • Neurophycologist - specializes in brain-behavior relationships

Find your Wayne State University Physician Group physician now, or call 877-WSU-DOCS.

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