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Geriatrics Specialist

Coral Springs Medical & Dental

Primary Care, Geriatric Care & Internal Medicine Specialists & Behavioral Health located in Coral Springs, FL

Geriatrics provides expert preventive medicine and treatment services for older people, ensuring you receive the very best medical care at every age. At Coral Springs Medical & Dental in Coral Springs, Florida, Juan Borja, DO, and his team specialize in geriatrics, helping patients to lead full and happy lives into old age. To find out more about the benefits of receiving geriatrics care, call Coral Springs Medical & Dental today or book an appointment using the online form.


What is geriatrics?

Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the care and treatment of people in later life. The geriatrics experts at Coral Springs Medical & Dental aim to promote a longer, healthier life by preventing disease wherever possible and helping you manage long-term illnesses. With their help, you can enjoy life more as you get older.

Some of the geriatrics services the team provides include:

  • Heart health evaluation and monitoring  
  • Screening for dementia
  • Vision and hearing checks
  • Management of osteoporosis
  • Mental health screenings
  • Fall prevention
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence management
  • Management of osteoarthritis and other chronic pain conditions
  • Monitoring of conditions like diabetes and heart disease
  • Managing prescription medications
  • Helping with mobility issues and problems like gait instability

Coral Springs Medical & Dental also operates a managed care program that helps you with chronic illnesses before you reach old age. Ill health becomes more common the older you get, and many people have at least two long-term conditions by the time they're seniors.

What happens at a geriatric medical exam?

A geriatric medical exam is very similar to an annual physical in many respects, with the same routine checks of blood pressure, weight, pulse, temperature, respiration, and heart rate. You also undergo similar tests, like blood glucose testing for diabetes and cholesterol measurement.

Testing your reflexes, cognitive powers (how clearly you're thinking), and your mental health are all important components of general physical exams, but they become even more important as you age.

This is because you're more likely to suffer from conditions like high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease in later life. It's also important to have a thorough foot exam, as it's harder to take care of your feet or even examine them properly yourself as you get older.

If it's the right time of year, your provider at Coral Springs Medical & Dental might also give you your annual flu shot against the most common strains of flu that year.

How do I access geriatric services?

At Coral Springs Medical & Dental, you automatically move onto the geriatrics program when you reach 65. The practice's office staff can help with any questions you might have about the geriatrics services on offer.

Healthy older people should attend a twice-yearly geriatric examination. If you're vulnerable because of other health problems, you might need to see your doctor more often.

Find out how the geriatrics experts at Coral Springs Medical & Dental can help you live into old age feeling well and happy. Schedule an appointment by calling the office or book online today.