Promoting Healthy Aging for Older Adults

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About Geriatric Medicine

As we age, chronic disease and its symptoms tend to become more complex and may begin to affect everyday life.

At Lee Health, our doctors and care team understand that it is important to not only treat symptoms of chronic disease but to also work with our patients to prevent these symptoms from occurring. This approach has given our physicians a unique ability to focus on promoting healthy aging for all patients.

The Geriatrics Service at Lee Health provides older adults with the resources they need to live a long and healthy life. We also help to coordinate your care across the hospital – creating a “medical home” where all of your treatments are integrated.

Common Treatment & Services

  • Aging Body
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Morbid or severe obesity
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Heart Failure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Primary Care

Healthy aging is a particularly important piece of every older adult’s life. By taking steps to ensure that your body ages healthfully, you will be able to better maintain your quality of life and prolong your independence.

Our geriatric medicine physicians are committed to working with you to develop a personalized plan based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment so that you can continue to live your life to the fullest, even as you age.

We work in teams with physicians from the rehabilitation, cardiology, pain management, neurology, urology and urogynecology groups at Lee Health to provide you with seamless and comprehensive care. Learn more about the programs and services that we provide to older adults.

We are especially concerned regarding preventable drug interactions, recognizing that with aging, patients may require more medications. In fact, there may be many medications that you may be taking that are simply not necessary. Our team can help to sort out your medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, so that you can avoid an unnecessary adverse drug reactions.

We work in a down-to-earth and caring atmosphere that puts your needs first. We want you to feel comfortable to talk to us about any issue you may be having so that we can provide you with the best possible care.

Family Medicine

Lee Health Family Medicine doctors provide specialized care for our aging patients.

Our doctors work hard to help you face some of the challenges of growing older by working in teams with other specialists throughout the hospital, including experts from Memory Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Pain Mangement, Rehabilitation Medicine, Nutrition and more.

House Calls

Lee Health House Calls is a Geriatric/Internal Medicine program that provides medical care to patients who have been recently discharged from the hospital and are homebound.

Memory Disorders

Lee Health Memory Disorders program focuses on the evaluation and treatment of Alzheimer's, Dementia and other brain disorders that can cause cognitive impairment or other conditions that affect the memory and thinking portions of the brain.

Our care team specialize in providing primary care for older adults. We know about the unique challenges that the elderly face and work with you and your family to give you the tools you need to live a long and healthy life. We also help to coordinate your care from our physicians and those across the hospital – creating a “medical home” where our doctors can seamlessly integrate your treatment plans.

Lee Physician Group Doctors & Advanced Providers

Call us today to find out more information about your treatment options, to schedule a consultation or to make an appointment. Our phone number is 239-343-9220 and our fax number is 239-343-9231.

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Find a Lee Physician Group Geriatric Medicine Specialist

Our Lee Physician Group Geriactric Care Providers are are commited to providing the most comprehensive care to older adults. We tailor each patient's treatment plan according to his or her unique needs.