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.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine


We are sorry to inform you that, although we had originally planned to partner with Centennial Pharmacy Services to administer the COVID 19 vaccine shots in our office, we will be unable to
do so.

We realize that this is disappointing to many of you, as we were hoping to make it easy for our patients to obtain the vaccine. However, the Philadelphia Health Department has decided to not distribute COVID Vaccine through physician offices but to focus instead on retail pharmacies, large mega-sites, collaborative arrangements with community groups, places of worship and large hospital systems.

We recommend that you go to the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia Health department websites as well as those neighborhood pharmacies to find a vaccination location near you to schedule your shot. See the links below. If you are physically unable to leave your home, call our office and we can help you arrange to have a nurse come to your home to administer the vaccine.

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

https://covid-vaccine-interest.phila.gov/?lang=en-US

Please be sure to let us know when you’ve been fully vaccinated and we will update your health record.

WE URGE ALL OF OUR PATIENTS TO GET THE VACCINE. If you have any concerns about the safety, effectiveness, rapidity of development or other issues regarding the COVID vaccines, please contact your primary care provider at NSIM.

Please be sure to let us know when you’ve been fully vaccinated and we will update your health record. Once you have been vaccinated, please follow the CDC guidelines to fully protect yourself and others. https://ww.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines.fully-vaccinated.html

Please be patient. No one will be truly safe until everyone in our country who desires the vaccine has received it.  Please continue to wear your mask when outside of your home, maintain social distance, wash your hands, and follow other guidelines from the health department and CDC. Once you receive the vaccine, you will need to strictly maintain these precautions at all times until our public health officials tell us otherwise.

Wishing you good health,

The NSIM and MDVIP physicians, Nurse practitioners, and Staff

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