Geriatricians, also known as aged care physicians, are medical specialists who deal with the diagnosis and treatment of problems specific to the elderly.
Geriatricians treat cardiovascular disorders, liver or kidney disorders, osteoporosis and other bone disorders, endocrine and skin disorders of the elderly. Geriatricians also treat conditions including depression, delirium, dementia, neurological disorders, and psychotic disorders of the aging population.
All geriatricians are able to properly assess and manage geriatric complications, and have knowledge of appropriate medications, drug interactions, and side effects.
At Bundoora Specialist Health Care our physicians all have experience and expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and management of age related illnesses and older people with complex medical problems such as:
-Dementia and cognitive impairment
-Falls and balance problems
-Geriatric Medical Assessments
All patients over the age of 65 years referred by their GP are eligible for a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and will be bulk billed for their first 2 consultations.
Several of our Aged Care Physicians will also conduct home/residential care visits at the request of a GP. These assessments are also bulk billed.
Please contact our office to discuss any queries you may have or to make an appointment.