Geriatric Care

Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care -  - Family Medicine

Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care

Family Medicine located in Santa Cruz, CA

We believe that the vitality, happiness, and wellness of our senior patients are best supported through a personalized doctor-patient relationship. This partnership engages our senior patients in their health, and helps them address the unique challenges and decisions they face. As family physicians, we are knowledgeable and experienced in geriatric care and attend to common acute and chronic health issues. We provide the much-needed support and advocacy that our senior patients and their families need in order to manage the complex medical, psychological and social changes of this stage of life. To learn more about Geriatric Care at Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care, please call or schedule a meet-and-greet visit.

Geriatric Care

What Geriatric Care is provided at Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care?

We are committed to keeping you healthy as you age, whether you are in great health or poor.

As family physicians, we are knowledgeable and experienced in geriatric care. We attend to common acute and chronic care issues affecting seniors, including but not limited to:

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Polypharmacy
  • Falls
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures
  • Cancers
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pneumonia
  • COPD
  • Urinary infections
  • Skin conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • End-of-life decisions 

What makes Geriatric Care different at Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care?

We believe that SCDPC is uniquely suited to address the complex medical, psychological and social needs of seniors.

  • Direct communication with our doctors reduces the frustration, sense of vulnerability, and depersonalization that many seniors experience in the current healthcare system 
  • Improved access allows for early detection and treatment of problems
  • Extended office visits provide the needed time for patients and families to relate their concerns, and address complicated chronic health conditions
  • Advocacy for specialized care supports seniors as they navigate today‚Äôs confusing and complex healthcare system
  • Direct involvement of your doctor through hospital care, rehabilitation,  skilled nursing, and home care ensures that nothing gets dropped (or needlessly added) to your medical care and that you receive the best care wherever you are
  • Having your doctor know you provides that peace of mind that you are seen and cared for

To learn more about Geriatric Care at Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care, please call or schedule a meet-and-greet visit today.