Geriatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on health care of the elderly. It aims to promote health and to prevent and treat diseases and disabilities in older adults. It requires an interdisciplinary approach. Geriatricians, physicians specialized in the care of the elderly, work with other physicians, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and family members, in order to provide comprehensive care for older patients with multiple needs.
Because the symptoms of many diseases can present differently in seniors than they do in younger adults, Kokilaben Hospital’s geriatrician, Dr Sandeep Doshi, who specializes in caring for older adults, can be valuable in pinpointing the underlying cause of often baffling medical symptoms, as well as emotional and behavioral changes. Geriatricians can help patients balance a variety of medications and find dosages that will optimize treatment while avoiding drug interactions and the symptoms of overmedication.
The Department of Geriatric Medicine at Kokilaben Hospital provides compassionate care geared toward minimizing complications through the early recognition of confusion, delirium and agitation in frail older people with acute medical conditions.
The Department of Geriatric Medicine at Kokilaben Hospital led by DR.SANDEEP DOSHI specializes in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of elderly patients with complex medical conditions.
A special service for patients at high risk for surgical complications
The Geriatric Medicine staff understands finding the treatment that best meets each patient’s needs is not always a straightforward process. But thanks to their extensive expertise in treating senior adults and their access to advanced treatment resources, they can help simplify the process and find viable options that not only improve patients’ physical well being, but also their total quality of life.
The Geriatric Medicine team at Kokilaben Hospital understands the psychological and physiological issues associated with growing older. The multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists and other medical professionals is committed to preserving the independence and dignity of their patients while providing the latest treatments and comprehensive services. The team’s goal is to achieve the best-possible health outcome, maximize independence and preserve quality of life for geriatric patients.
The Department of Geriatric Medicine offers treatment for the full spectrum of geriatric issues, including: