Geriatrics

Volusia Medical Center

Family Medicine Clinic & Preventative Medicine Specialists located in New Smyrna Beach, FL & Daytona Beach, FL

As you get older, you require a higher standard of care that caters to the unique needs and concerns that come with aging. At Volusia Medical Center, John Yee, MD, specializes in geriatric care, ensuring that her older patients have access to the tools and services they need so they can lead independent and active lives. If you or a loved one is interested in experienced and compassionate geriatric care, call one of the three offices in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, or Deland, Florida. Or you can use the online booking tool to set up an appointment.

Geriatrics

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care is designed to meet your needs as you age to ensure that you have the right resources to cover all areas of your health. Getting older can be a bumpy journey as a lifetime of wear-and-tear begins to catch up with you. The goal at Volusia Medical Center is to smooth your path forward so that you can enjoy an independent and active life during your golden years.

One of the mainstays of geriatric care is good preventive care, which your doctor provides through vigilant oversight and management of your health. Your provider understands the many issues that can affect the human body as time goes by and helps you proactively stay one step ahead.

And should a health care concern arise, the Volusia Medical Center team understands your medical history and your current health, which allows them to treat you more effectively. All too often, medical specialists recommend treatments that may solve one problem, but lead to others. Instead, your doctor at Volusia Medical Center can provide geriatric care that considers the whole picture and your quality of life above all else.

What are some of the more common geriatric concerns?

There are myriad health issues that are related to age, and the most common include:

  • Arthritis
  • Sleep issues
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Dementia
  • Bladder control


Falls are also one of the more present dangers when it comes to aging as you lose your balance more easily, and your bones become more fragile. The medical team not only helps you heal properly after a fall, but they also show you ways to prevent these mishaps in the first place.

What if I need specialized care?

One of the roles that your doctor plays as your geriatric specialist is that of orchestrator of your health care. There are times when you can benefit from more targeted care, and your provider works together with these specialists, supplying them with the baseline information they need and alerting them to any medical issues that should be considered when treating you.

Throughout your treatment, the team stays abreast of your specialized care and also provides ongoing management.

If you want quality geriatric care that covers all of your bases, call Volusia Medical Center or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.