UMDNJ NJ Institute For Successful Aging
- Geriatric Medicine |
- Internal Medicine |
- Family Medicine |
- Psychiatry |
- 42 E Laurel Rd Stratford, NJ 856-566-6843
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A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
- Geriatric Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Family Medicine
- University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Boston University School Of Medicine
- George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
- Drexel University College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Horizon BCBS
- Highmark BCBS
- BCBS Blue Card
- Regional Top Doctors
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- University Hospital Newark, NJ
- Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Camden, NJ
- Virtua Health West Jersey Voorhees, NJ
- Kennedy University Hospital - Cherry Hill Cherry Hill, NJ
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, PA
- Virtua Marlton Marlton, NJ
- Virtua Berlin Berlin, NJ
- JFK Medical Center Edison, NJ
- CentraState Medical Center Freehold, NJ
- Kennedy Health Systems Stratford, NJ
- Our Lady Of Lourdes Medical Center Camden, NJ
- Virtua Memorial Hospital Of Burlington County Mount Holly, NJ
- Virtua West Jersey Hospital - Berlin Marlton, NJ
- Virtua West Jersey Hospital - Voorhees Marlton, NJ
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing