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Geriatrics

Los Angeles Primary Care

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

Geriatric care accounts for the many physical and mental difficulties that come with the natural aging process and age-related diseases. At Los Angeles Primary Care in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Sera Ramadan, DO, provides individualized geriatric care, including medication management and disease monitoring. Book an in-person or telehealth geriatric care consultation for yourself or a loved one by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Geriatrics Q & A

What is geriatric medicine?

Geriatric medicine is a specialty dedicated to helping the elderly improve their quality of life with chronic disease management and specialized care that takes aging into account. 

At Los Angeles Primary Care, Dr. Ramadan provides personalized geriatric care to patients experiencing the health effects of aging. For elderly individuals who are unable to leave their nursing home or care facility, she can travel to them to ensure they get the care they need. 

Dr. Ramadan also offers geriatrics care to patients with caregivers who experience stress related to the care they provide. 

As you age, your body weakens and becomes more prone to degenerative diseases and conditions. Successful geriatric care makes it easier for you to manage age-related conditions and diseases and maintain your independence. 

What does geriatric care involve?

Dr. Ramadan offers several services dedicated to improving the quality of life for older patients or patients with numerous health conditions. For yourself or your loved one, she can provide:

Physical exams

Physical exams are an important part of any primary care routine. Dr. Ramadan evaluates your overall state of health and can identify early signs of conditions that may need treatment. 

Disease monitoring

Disease monitoring may involve regular physical exams, blood tests, or imaging tests. Dr. Ramadan can track the progress of a disease and find out if your treatment is working.

Medication management

Dr. Ramadan can help you manage the many medications you might need to take to manage diseases and the physical effects of aging. 

Telemedicine

Telemedicine visits allow you or your loved one to meet with Dr. Ramadan from the comfort of your home. This helps prevent you from interacting with sick people and makes it easier for you if you have trouble getting to the office in person. Instead of an office visit, you use high-quality HIPAA-compliant video and audio communications to talk about your health.

Which conditions affect the geriatric population?

Dr. Ramadan provides treatment and personalized care for conditions that are common among the elderly. Her specialties include:

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease that causes your bones to become weak and brittle with time. Dr. Ramadan can help you manage the disease to maintain your bone density and prevent fractures.

Dementia

Dementia involves the loss of memory and other cognitive abilities with age. There are many types of dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. While there is no cure, Dr. Ramadan works with you to slow its progression and maintain your independence for as long as possible.

Dr. Ramadan can also help you manage high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and other conditions that commonly affect aging populations. 

If you or a loved one needs professional, personalized geriatric care, call Los Angeles Primary Care, or book an appointment online today.