Geriatric Care in Philadelphia, PA

Be ready for your golden years.

Who says that age has to slow you down? 9tth Street Internal Medicine offers Geriatric care for patients in Philadelphia. Call (215) 440-8681 for assistance in scheduling an appointment to see what the team at 9th Street Internal Medicine can do for you.

Geriatric Services in Philadelphia, PA

We understand that maintaining an independent lifestyle is important to many of our patients. That's why 9th Street Internal Medicine brings you solutions for:

  • Screening for age-related physical conditions
  • Preventative health screening
  • Counseling
  • Activity Planning
  • Risk Assessment for
    • Falls
    • Psychological Status
    • Nutrition
    • Immunization
  • Screenings for
    • Colon Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
  • Evaluation for
    • Osteoporosis
    • Hormonal imbalance
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Prostate Conditions

We work closely with with several high quality local specialists for management of cancers, blood disorders, heart conditions, and more.

Should I See a Geriatric Specialist?

Preventative measures are always more effective than reactive measures. It's important to maintain your health at all ages, but when you are approaching retirement, it's time to closely examine your health. Preventing falls, injuries, and health-related conditions can be easy with proper screening for vision, hearing, balance, and wellness. It's important to take steps to prevent fractures by treating Osteoporosis and physical therapeutic conditioning.

Why Choose 9th Street Internal Medicine

The older you get, the more complex medical conditions become. 9th Street Internal Medicine specializes in Internal Medicine - to diagnose and treat adults with complex medical conditions. Our specialists have managed patients with strokes, heart attacks, respiratory failures, and pneumonia in hospitals. Our specialists are comfortable in treating patients with recent hospitalizations.

Preventative Care

Our providers focus on a preventative approach to geriatric health by aggressively reducing risk factors, including:

  • Controlling diabetes
  • Controlling high blood pressure
  • Managing Cholesterol
  • Proper Immunizations

Chronic Care Management

Effective on January 1st, 2015, Medicare began recognizing that care management of chronic conditions (diabetes, Alzheimer's, depression, more) as a critical part of primary care. We at 9th Street Internal Medicine implemented this program - now you can set up recurring conversations with our providers about your medical conditions. This way, if there is a trend or a potential deterioration in health, we can act quickly and prevent further degradation of health. We can monitor for any adverse events from new medication, or any change in medication dosages.

On-Site Lab

We have our own on-site lab. Instead of having to go to another location for blood work or other lab procedures, you can enjoy the convenience of having them right here in the office.

 

Vaccinations

We offer many vaccines on-site:

  • Pneumonia
  • Influenza
  • More

To request Geriatric care services, Please call our office at ( 215) 440-8681