Geriatrics

Medicare Open Enrollment Runs from October 15 – December 7, 2019!

Legacy Geriatricians provide a wide variety of services, including new patient consultations, annual wellness exams, and linking patients and caregivers to resources and support. If you’re about to become – or – have recently become eligible for Medicare, we encourage you to schedule your Medicare Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) at Legacy Community Health.

You can learn more about the visit here – or call us today at (832) 548 5000 to schedule an appointment with one of our caring Providers.

Curious about what Medicare plans we accept? See our updated list of 2019 Medicare Advantage Plans.
(updated as of October 2019)

Legacy Geriatricians provide a wide variety of services, including new patient consultations, annual wellness exams, and linking patients and caregivers to resources and support. Geriatric services are currently offered at Legacy’s Fifth Ward, Northline, and San Jacinto clinics.

Our geriatricians are experts at providing care for:

  • Annual Exams for Seniors
  • Chronic disease management (e.g., arthritis, diabetes and heart disease)
  • Constipation
  • Difficulties with Personal Care/Managing at Home
  • Falls/Difficulties with Walking
  • Frailty
  • Incontinence
  • Unexpected Weight Loss
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementia
  • Anxiety
  • Changes in Mood or Behavior
  • Depression
  • Memory Problems
  • Medication Management
  • End of Life Planning

What can I expect during a visit with a Geriatrician?

Since seniors often have complicated health issues, visits with our Geriatricians allow ample time to address each issue, create a treatment plan, and determine how to manage chronic illnesses, such as arthritis and diabetes. New patients receive a comprehensive assessment of their physical health, functional ability, and cognition and mental health. We also review immunization status, and any prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and supplements a patient is taking.

What other types of Providers are available to seniors and families at Legacy?

Legacy Geriatricians also works closely with our Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Patient Educators, Social Workers, and other specialists such as Dentists, Ophthalmologists, Pharmacists and Psychiatrists/Psychologists to ensure we are treating the whole patient for optimal health and quality of life.