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Geriatrics Specialist

Primary Care Associates of Maryland

Family Medicine & Geriatrics located in Frederick, MD & Clarksburg, MD

Many seniors worry that health concerns might prevent them from remaining independent and participating in their favorite activities. Geriatrics care can keep you feeling fit and healthy and help you manage any medical concerns. Praveen Bolarum, MD, and the team at Primary Care Associates of Maryland has the expertise to provide exceptional geriatrics services to men and women in their golden years. Primary Care Associates of Maryland offers geriatrics at two locations in Frederick - on Thomas Johnson Drive and Urbana Pike - and another in Clarksburg, Maryland. To learn more, call the clinic nearest you or request an appointment online.

Geriatrics Q & A

What is geriatrics?

Geriatrics focuses on the health and wellness of adults over the age of 50. Older adults have specific health needs, and certain diseases affect seniors differently than younger people.

The primary goals of geriatric care include promoting overall health, maintaining mobility, and preventing and treating disability and disease. Studies show that good geriatric care can extend your life expectancy and help you remain independent in your senior years.

The team at Primary Care Associates of Maryland has specialized training in geriatric medicine and provides outstanding preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of geriatric conditions. 

Which conditions does geriatrics address?

The experts at Primary Care Associates of Maryland provide care for a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Bladder disorders, including incontinence
  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, memory impairment
  • Obesity
  • Depression

Your provider at Primary Care Associates of Maryland can refer you to medical specialists, physical therapists, nutritionists, and other professionals for comprehensive geriatrics services. And your provider works with your specialist to provide high-quality, coordinated geriatric care.

Which geriatrics services are available?

To keep you feeling your best and to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment for any geriatric conditions that do arise, the team at Primary Care Associates of Maryland offers a range of geriatrics services, such as:

  • Physicals and wellness checks
  • Mental health screenings
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Cholesterol monitoring
  • Health screenings
  • Diabetes management
  • Arthritis management
  • Weight loss services
  • Cardiovascular services

Your provider at Primary Care Associates of Maryland can also help you make lifestyle changes that promote wellness and keep you feeling robust and healthy.

What can I do on my own to maintain my health?

The experienced team at Primary Care Associates of Maryland recommends that older adults give special attention to the following:

  • Regular exercise
  • Proper nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Mental stimulation
  • Social interaction

Senior exercise classes, recreational centers, and social groups offer resources designed to meet the needs of older adults. Your provider can give you more information to help you remain active and independent throughout your golden years.

For more information about geriatric care for yourself or someone you love, schedule a consultation at Primary Care Associates of Maryland. Call the clinic nearest you, or make an appointment online today.