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Geriatricians

Older adults have unique needs. As you age, shifts in your ability to balance, fight infection, and maintain memory require special attention. If you have caregivers, they may be involved with helping you make decisions about your healthcare.

Our geriatricians focus on the full range of age-related healthcare needs of the older adult.

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Geriatricians

Primary care for adults 65 and over at convenient locations throughout Central Virginia.
Geriatricians

Geriatricians

Older adults have unique needs. As you age, shifts in your ability to balance, fight infection, and maintain memory require special attention. If you have caregivers, they may be involved with helping you make decisions about your healthcare.

Our geriatricians focus on the full range of age-related healthcare needs of the older adult.

A Patient-Centered Approach

  • Geriatric medicine focuses on achieving the highest possible level of physical and cognitive function through a patient-centered approach to the care of those who are age 65 and over. We have specialized training in the care of the older adult, and we can work with your preferences and needs. 

    Our patients also have access to other specialists at UVA, like UVA Heart & Vascular CenterUVA Neuroscience Center and UVA Cancer Center.

For Caregivers and Seniors

Local and Online Resources

Our patient-centric approach can offer you resources to deal with the concerns of the older adult, including:

  • Caregiver concerns and responsibilities
  • Declining physical function
  • Fall prevention
  • Frailty
  • Healthy aging
  • High blood pressure
  • Immobility
  • Incontinence
  • Managing multiple conditions and medicines
  • Memory loss
  • Vision and hearing loss

Geriatricians also look at the social and emotional needs of older patients and help seniors and their families make choices about:

  • Independent living
  • Elder care
  • Assisted living 
  • Hospice care

We can help connect you with local resources that support both caregivers and seniors:

 Online resources:

Healthy Aging

 

The top reasons patients visit Geriatrician Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, reflect a truth about the aging process: It’s not something you can do alone. See more.

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