If you are between the ages of 65 & up our primary care physicians here at Instant Urgent Care may ask that you do a Geriatric Exam. Some triggers that may cause our physicians to ask for this exam may be:
- Vision issues
- Fever or flu-like symptoms
- Other illness
The Geriatric Exam does not necessarily mean anything is wrong but is necessary for people who are in the age range. This exam is multidimensional meaning it checks multiple aspects of one’s health. This exam will include testing on:
Our Primary Care physicians will ask about diet & exercise. Cholesterol, Fats ext. will be checked as well; if our Physicians see anything out of the norm they will provide advice on how to better your nutritional habits
A vision check is given routinely to anyone who is over the age of 40. This is more for safety reasons for the patient; however, loss of vision can also be a symptom of a larger issue.
The equilibrium changes as we get older. A few stability tests & exercises will determine if the patient’s balance is in check. It is important to check balance; our bones get weaker as we age, a slip or fall could do some serious damage to someone who is older.
Other checks of this test include
- Fecal check
- Urinary check
- blood pressure
If make Instant Urgent Care your Primary care physicians we will give advice on when these checks should be scheduled & completed.