Geriatric Care Specialist

Ben Littlejohn III, MD

Family Medicine located in East Bay Area, Emeryville, CA

Geriatric care focuses on the specialized needs and health goals of older patients. At the private practice of Ben Littlejohn III, MD, in Emeryville, California, you’ll get patient-focused geriatric care to help you become healthy and remain so as you age. For empathetic geriatric care that puts your quality of life first, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Geriatric Care Q & A

Who needs geriatric care?

Geriatric care doesn’t have a set starting age, but some patients may need specialized geriatric services starting sometime in the 65-85 age range. Your medical needs can increase as you age, so it’s wise to get established with an experienced geriatric care provider like Dr. Littlejohn now.

If you’re an older adult and you’re starting to have health problems or concerns related to aging, you can benefit from personalized geriatric care from Dr. Littlejohn.

What does geriatric care include?

Geriatric care includes all your primary medical care as you age. Your care can include: 

  • Physical exams
  • Diagnosis of conditions like incontinence and dementia
  • Chronic disease management for arthritis, dementia, hypertension, and more
  • Medication management
  • Urgent care for acute illness and injury
  • Vaccinations such as flu, pneumonia, and shingles
  • Nutritional guidance, including access to high-quality dietary supplements

Dr. Littlejohn can also coordinate care with other providers and facilities. For example, if you have a chronic condition and need home health care, Dr. Littlejohn can help arrange the care you need. 

If you or your loved one is moving to a nursing home, Dr. Littlejohn can coordinate care to allow for a smooth transition. With all geriatric care, Dr. Littlejohn emphasizes your quality of life, so he recommends the care you need at the time when it’s best for you. 

How does medication management work for geriatric patients?

Medication management is particularly important for geriatric patients. Many older adults take a number of different medications, and it can become quite challenging to keep up with all the pills if you’re seeing multiple doctors. 

Dr. Littlejohn streamlines your care so you see him for all your medical needs rather than visiting a different doctor every week or two. He prescribes any medicine you need and keeps track of your current medications. That means you don’t need to worry about negative reactions or problems caused by medication interactions. 

If you need specialist care, Dr. Littlejohn can work closely with that doctor to make sure you get everything you need. Your medication management needs are always well in hand with help from Dr. Littlejohn. 

For geriatric care from a patient-focused doctor who really focuses on what you need, call the office of Ben Littlejohn III, MD, or book an appointment online.