Geriatrics at Davie Medical Center is an extension of the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging and Rehabilitation – one of the world’s first geriatrics-focused health care centers – which conducts a wide array of leading-edge clinical, rehabilitation, wellness and research programs to help seniors and their families understand and address the unique physical, mental, social and emotional challenges that accompany aging.
Geriatrics at Davie Medical Center is staffed by geriatricians and medical professionals of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. Patients and their families can have peace of mind knowing that the best possible care available is being provided.
This clinic provides the following services:
- Primary care for older adults in poor health and at high risk for hospitalization.
- Consultative geriatric assessment for elderly patients with multiple medical or cognitive (memory) problems. The goals of the consultative assessment are to serve the patient and his/her family; and to assist healthcare providers in their management of older patients with complex health conditions.
- Coordination of outpatient follow-up procedures for patients discharged from the hospital inpatient services.
- Appointments may be scheduled by patients themselves, family members or referring physicians. Patients requiring an assessment of cognitive function must be referred by a physician.