Geriatric Services

Primary Care Walk-in Medical Clinic

Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic located in Gilbert, AZ, Fountain Hills, AZ & Scottsdale, AZ

The natural aging process can put you at an increased risk of chronic disease, as well as ongoing pain issues. At Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic in Gilbert, Fountain Hills and Scottsdale, Arizona, you can receive compassionate geriatric services and chronic disease management. Walk into either clinic during normal business hours, or you can book your geriatric exam online or over the phone.

Geriatric Medicine

Why is geriatric health care important?  

Geriatric health care is a unique branch of medicine tailored to the specialized needs of older adults. Building a lasting relationship with a trusted provider is important when you’re older in order to:

  • Prevent chronic diseases
  • Prevent or treat arthritic conditions
  • Intervene early on if chronic conditions are present
  • Help you maintain strong bones and prevent fractures
  • Manage chronic diseases you may have, including diabetes or heart disease

Your immune system weakens as you get older, too, which can make you susceptible to serious complications from the flu and other illnesses. Geriatric services are entirely personalized to you and designed to help you maintain optimal wellness, as well as prevent any further issues with chronic diseases. 

Which geriatric services do I need?

At Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic, you have access to a team of highly skilled physicians and medical professionals who specialize in geriatric health care. Depending on your age, family and personal medical history, and current symptoms (if any), your physician may recommend any of the following geriatric services:

  • Head-to-toe physical examination
  • Chronic disease management
  • Expanded lipid blood panel 
  • Joint mobility evaluations 
  • Bone density testing
  • Neurological testing
  • Cancer screenings 
  • Specialist referrals 
  • Glucose testing
  • Immunizations 
  • Mammogram 

Your dedicated practitioner at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic can even help you with medication management.

How do I prepare for a geriatric exam?

To help you get the most out of your geriatric exam at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic, it’s helpful to take a few steps to prepare. If you’re new to the practice, for instance, have your medical records from your primary care physician or specialists sent over.

Your doctor needs to know about all the medications you take — including over-the-counter varieties. Make a list of all medications, as well as their dosages and how often you take them. Your doctor can make any essential adjustments to your medications if needed.

Lastly, write down all of your questions and concerns. By the time you get to Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic, it’s easy to forget all of the details you want to discuss with your doctor. Writing them down helps you remember. 

Learn more about the personalized geriatric services offered at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic by booking an exam online. You can also call either clinic directly to schedule.