Senior Care Q & A
What is senior care?
Senior care is a specialized area of medicine focused on the health care needs of older adults. While you may still feel young, your body isn’t quite the same and requires a medical professional who understands your specific health needs and concerns.
Aging affects many parts of your body, including your heart, digestive system, and urinary tract. Dr. Rowland and his team at Boca General & Family Medicine can monitor you, your health, and your body systems to make sure everything is working as it should so you can live a long, happy, and healthy life.
What can I expect from a senior care examination?
The team at Boca General & Family Medicine treats each patient as a member of the family. When you come in for care, you can expect a comprehensive and respectful examination that’s focused on your specific health needs.
Your evaluation may include:
- Physical exam
- Bloodwork and urinalysis
- Review of your medical history and family medical history
- Discussion of your use of medications and supplements
Dr. Rowland and his team may also recommend specialized testing based on your age and needs, such as a cardiac test or vision exam.
The team may also talk to you about what you can do to maintain good health, including the importance of diet and exercise, and update your immunizations to protect you from contagious diseases.
What are special health concerns for seniors?
As previously mentioned, aging affects many of your body systems and can lead to chronic health issues. Boca General & Family Medicine is a family medicine practice that can manage any chronic health condition, such as:
- Asthma or other pulmonary conditions
- Cardiac disease
- Digestive issues
- Kidney disease
- Skin conditions
Dr. Rowland and his team serve as your primary care providers and can request the special tests you may need to manage your chronic condition, prescribe medication, and make the necessary referrals to specialists to get you more focused care.
Good health is important at any age, but maintaining it can be especially challenging as you get older. For expert and compassionate senior care, call Boca General & Family Medicine today, or request an appointment online.BOOK ONLINE