Geriatric Medicine at Summit Medical Group Arizona provides exceptional elder care to prevent, diagnose, and treat the health problems and special needs of older adults.
Doctors who specialize in geriatrics are called geriatricians. They treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions as well as the social issues and functional decline that the elderly often experience. Geriatric doctors are board certified in family medicine or internal medicine, after which they receive specialized training in geriatric medicine.
The goal in geriatrics medicine is to improve the elderly patient’s ability to function and improve the quality of life of the patient, family, and caregivers.