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Geriatric Care

C Wes Clements III, MD -  - Direct Primary Care

C Wes Clements III, MD

Direct Primary Care located in San Antonio, TX

If you're 65 or older, geriatric care services can help you age more gracefully, lowering your risk of chronic illness and other age-related health problems. At Tailored MD in San Antonio, Texas, direct primary care physician C. Wes Clements III, MD, proudly offers a wide range of geriatric care services, including annual exams, preventive screenings, and medication management. To request your appointment at Tailored MD today, call the office or use the online scheduling tool at any time.

Geriatric Care

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care is a branch of medicine that works to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness in adults age 65 and older. As you get older, your body experiences an array of changes. Although this is a normal part of the natural aging process, it also puts you at risk for certain health problems. 

Even if you're active and relatively healthy, geriatric care services can alert you to potential problems early on, when they're easiest to treat. It also presents an opportunity to build a relationship with your doctor and discuss any questions or concerns you have. 

What services does geriatric care provide?

At Tailored MD, geriatric care involves longer appointment times and one-on-one consultations, allowing your provider to develop a custom-tailored care plan specific to your individual needs. In addition, geriatric patients don't have to share a waiting room. This lowers the risk of disease transmission and provides for a more relaxing experience. 

Dr. Clements specializes in all types of geriatric care. He regularly diagnoses and treats a variety of common age-related health problems, including:

  • Dementia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Heart failure

As you get older, you're also more likely to experience frailty and balance issues. You can receive treatment for these problems at Tailored MD as well. 

Why should I participate in geriatric care?

Aging affects all aspects of your health and presents unique physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. Investing in geriatric care is an easy and effective way to gain insights and information on staying active, healthy, and connected. It also provides insights on how to better manage transitions in your work and/or home environment. 

Additionally, geriatric care provides a more positive outlook on aging. Clinical studies show that negative views about the aging process may translate to worse outcomes for patients. With a positive outlook for the future, you can truly enjoy your golden years. 

Am I a good candidate for geriatric care?

Any man or woman 65 years or older can benefit from geriatric care. At Tailored MD, Dr. Clements has years of experience working with older adults and knows just what it takes to help you live a long, healthy, and happy life.

To request your geriatric care appointment at Tailored MD today, call the office or book one online today.