Geriatric & Family Medicine

Department of Geriatric & Family Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine provides patient-centered primary care education, clinical service, and discovery to enhance health and health status of individuals, families, and communities. We provide primary and continuing care for entire families within their communities; addresses physical, psychological and social problems; and coordinates comprehensive health care services with other specialists as needed. Diagnose and manage common symptoms and common medical,surgical and psychosocial problems in patients of all ages and both sexes with special emphasis on the child, the adolescent, the woman and the elderly; Identify conditions that need referral and refer appropriately to coordinate the patient's health care. Provide care and counselling for the elderly, terminally ill and bereaved. Carry out home visits and homecare

Diseases in elderly manifests differently and hence the approach to treatment differs from that in the young. We at Sunrise hospital give emphasis to preventive aspects, keeping in mind the psychological, social and environmental issues along with their medical problems and keep a close relation with the family or caregivers who are assisting the elderly person. Geriatric care includes a team of healthcare professional trained in geriatric care, nurses, medical social workers, physiotherapists, nutritionists etc. We provide necessary specialists consultations from other departments in enhancing the medical and rehabilitative care for the aged person.

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Geriatric Services:

  • Comprehensive assessment of the elderly
  • Comprehensive preventive care
  • Medical treatment for acute and chronic conditions
  • Inpatient care when required
  • Life style advice including diet and exercise programs
  • Counseling patients ,family members and care givers of the elderly
  • Subspeciality referrals when needed
  • Vaccinations for elderly
  • Regular follow up to reduce functional decline in elderly
  • Screening tests for prostate/breast/cervical cancer
  • Comprehensive integrated occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, dietary services.
  • Identification of various associated problems and suitable interventions to correct the problems and to improve the quality of life and functional capacity wherever possible.
  • Geriatric Home care/palliative and medical camp services.

Family Medicine Services:

  • Preventive Health care : for screening of diseases ( Health check Up)
  • Treatment of Acute and Chronic illnesses
  • Managing Lifestyle diseases: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Obesity
  • Vaccination for travellers
  • Medical camps
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