Primary care is an important source of comprehensive healthcare for patients of all ages. However, it is especially vital to seniors, who are more likely to have at least one chronic medical condition – such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, or hypertension – that must be consistently managed.
Numerous studies show that a patient’s quality of life and illness prevention is significantly improved when they have a primary care physician (PCP) they regularly visit. For elderly patients, this relationship has many other benefits worth noting.
Personalized Primary Care for Seniors
Take, for example, the high-quality and value-based primary healthcare services provided at Palm Medical Centers, where primary care for seniors includes access to a wide range of healthcare specialists and social service guidance designed to enhance their well-being, while providing certain cost-saving benefits.
Not only are our board-certified PCPs highly trained medical experts, but also are dedicated professionals who utilize the latest advances in modern medicine to provide elderly patients with accurate diagnoses, effective treatment, and essential support for a wide variety of medical conditions and illnesses. These often age-related ailments include, but are not limited to:
- Acid reflux and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Heart disease
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Sleep disorders
- Sprains and strains
- Thyroid disorders
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Weight management issues
- Women’s and men’s health issues
- And many more common chronic conditions
Your primary care provider at Palm Medical Centers will personally oversee your care every step of the way, even if or when you are referred to a specialist. What’s more, special emphasis is placed on preventive care to avoid future illness and help ensure that our elderly patients live the healthiest life for as long as possible. Our primary care providers are specially trained in the early detection of medical conditions, which can significantly improve the likelihood of successful treatment.
Healthcare Services for Seniors
At Palm Medical Centers, primary care for elderly patients means more than just providing thorough assessments and physical exams on a regular basis. We also provide access to:
- A wide variety of prescription medications
- Medication management
- Preventive screenings when appropriate
- Minor wound care
- Vaccinations and immunizations
- Guidance for the prevention of illnesses and disease
- Referral, coordination, and oversight if specialty care is needed
- Ongoing monitoring of any chronic medical conditions
- Free medical transportation services for Medicare Advantage patients
- Social services via MyAccess account
- Telemedicine virtual visits via inter-connected device with a camera
In addition, our providers are available in the event that urgent care is required. Patients or their caretaker can simply call the nearest Palm Medical Centers provider clinic directly for an appointment as soon as possible.
Senior-Focused Primary Care in South and Central Florida
With 22 clinics located throughout Florida, Palm Medical Centers is fully equipped to provide exceptional and convenient primary care for seniors. To learn more about our extensive services, call our main line at (833) 500-PALM (7256). You can even schedule a free tour of the clinic closest to you for all the information you need to make the right primary healthcare decision for you or your loved ones.