Geriatric medicine focuses on the unique needs of the older person. In old age, the decline of various organ systems becomes evident. Geriatricians are able to distinguish between diseases and the effects of normal aging, and then treat any disease that is present. Our goal is to help our older patients maintain their independence and quality of life for as long as possible.
An unfortunate condition in getting older is that we start to lose control of our bodies. Some of the signs that you or someone you love should see a geriatrician include: bladder control problems, delirium, dementia, falls, osteoporosis, sleep problems, or a noted weight loss in advanced age. These are all signs that your body may be moving beyond your control. At Cano, we want to give you back as much of your independence as possible. If you feel you may be suffering from any of these ailments, come see us for a consultation.
Geriatric Medicine is a specialty that deals with the complex medical and psychological problems of older adults. The chronological age of 65 years has been accepted worldwide as a definition of elderly. In response to the rapidly aging population, Geriatrics has emerged as an area of medicine focusing on health promotion and the treatment of disease and disabilities in later life. What we treat in geriatrics isn’t the root cause, but rather slows down or reduces the symptoms caused by advancing in age.
The geriatricians at Cano Health have a specific goal in mind when it comes to caring for the elderly. We seek to give back as much independence as possible and maintain function. Our goal is to help you maintain and restore your independence.
Dr. Marlow Hernandez, D.O., M.P.H. is a multidisciplinary doctor, one of his many proficiencies is primary care giving which translates directly toward geriatric care. Know that you are in good hands when Dr. Hernandez is treating you.