Geriatric Care Specialist

JS Healthcare

Internists & Aesthetic Specialists located in Winter Park, FL

Caring for the needs of geriatric patients is a priority at JS Healthcare in Winter Park, Florida. Dr. Shwetanshu Shukla and his compassionate staff offer comprehensive geriatric care services, including necessary home visits to address the medical issues affecting the elderly. From accurately diagnosing medical conditions such as osteoporosis to managing chronic diseases, including diabetes, Dr. Shukla and his team offer the best in geriatric care.

Geriatric Care Q & A

What conditions commonly affect the elderly?

As people age, their health can deteriorate due to the natural aging process or as the result of pre-existing chronic health conditions.

Dr. Shukla offers diagnostic testing and treatment for a variety of complex medical conditions affecting elderly patients, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory illness
  • Pneumonia and flu
  • Mental health conditions

Besides medical issues, Dr. Shukla can also monitor the patient’s risk of falling which could lead to hospitalization. Falls are a common cause of emergency room visits and accelerated health deterioration, and can be the result of medical conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis.

Which geriatric services are available?

At JS Healthcare, Dr. Shukla’s mission is to ensure geriatric patients retain their independence and quality of life for as long as possible. He offers comprehensive diagnostic and management services to treat current health conditions and prevent new medical issues from developing as patients age.

Dr. Shukla provides continuous care for patients that includes:

  • Medication management
  • Disease monitoring
  • Mental health assessments

Are geriatric referral services offered?

For geriatric patients that have needs outside the scope of JS Healthcare services, Dr. Shukla provides referral services such as coordinating care with hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living centers.

Dr. Shukla may also recommend services to keep patients active and ensure they are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet.

For patients unable to visit Dr. Shukla’s office regularly, home visits are available as needed.

What should a patient expect during the initial consultation?

Patients and family members can prepare for the initial consultation by making a list of medical history information concerning previous and current medical conditions, mental health concerns, and results from recent testing.

Besides medical information, Dr. Shukla needs a list of current prescription and over-the-counter medications the patient takes, including frequency and dosage.

Dr. Shukla may perform a comprehensive physical exam and take vitals, including blood pressure, temperature, and weight.

If the patient is currently experiencing symptoms or has health concerns, Dr. Shukla may order additional tests. He also creates a customized health care plan based on current diagnoses or to properly treat existing health conditions.

Schedule an appointment online or by calling the office to learn more about geriatric services.