As our population ages, the importance of geriatric medicine has taken on new significance. University of Mississippi Medical Center shares that interest by providing internal medicine physicians who specialize in care for an aging generation age 65 and older.
Members of the care team provide consultive clinics for all problems experienced by the elderly. Common reasons for referral include memory impairment, functional impairment and comprehensive geriatric assessment of patients with multiple medical problems and/or psychosocial problems.
A multidisciplinary approach to assessment and treatment is taken, including medical, psychiatric and neurologic evaluations and care.
- Cognitive impairment
- Dementia evaluations
- Appropriate medication usage
- Urinary incontinence
Clinics take appointments from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. In addition, University Physicians - Grants Ferry offers primary care services for all ages from 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. No appointment is needed, but for convenience, you can call ahead at (888) 815-2005.