Geriatrics Specialist

Francisco Martinez, MD

Internal Medicine & Aesthetics located in Chula Vista, CA

Geriatrics care benefits seniors in a variety of ways, including improving quality of life and extending life expectancy. The highly experienced team at Francisco Martinez, MD, in Chula Vista, California, are compassionate providers who offer high-quality geriatrics care. If you’re a caregiver for an older adult, working with an expert provider can ease your burden and give you peace of mind. To find out more, call the office today or make an appointment online.

Geriatrics Q & A

What is geriatrics care?

Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on preventing illness, treating medical conditions, and promoting robust overall health for older adults. There is no defined age at which geriatrics care begins, but people over 50 can benefit from having a doctor with specialized training in geriatric medicine.

What are the benefits of geriatrics care?

The compassionate team at Francisco Martinez, MD, provide expert geriatrics care with the following goals.

  • Preventing disability and disease
  • Improving overall health
  • Maintaining patient mobility and independence

Geriatrics care has been shown to improve quality of life and extend the life expectancy of senior citizens.

Which conditions can geriatrics address?

The highly qualified team at Francisco Martinez, MD, can prevent and treat a wide range of conditions that are common in older adults. Some of these conditions include:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bladder problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Dementia

The team also provides nutritional counseling and information about how you can stay active and maintain your health and vitality as you get older.

What is involved in geriatrics care?

Geriatrics care at Francisco Martinez, MD, is focused on a combination of preventive care and treatment of existing health conditions. To help you maintain your overall wellness and quality of life, the team offers the following geriatrics care services.

  • Routine physicals
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Cholesterol monitoring
  • Cancer and other health screenings
  • Vision and hearing tests
  • Diabetes management
  • Weight loss programs
  • Chronic pain management

If you have a family member in need of geriatric care, the caring team can also provide resources to support you in your role as a caregiver.

How is dementia treated?

There are several types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, none of these conditions has a cure, but some treatments that can slow the progression of the disease. These include:

  • Medication
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Ongoing preventive care and management of chronic conditions

The team at Francisco Martinez, MD, can help manage early-stage dementia and will help you find resources, including medical specialists, as the need arises.

If you or your loved one could benefit from geriatrics care, don’t hesitate to call Francisco Martinez, MD, to schedule a consultation, or make an appointment online today.