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Geriatrics

Treating Every Stage of Life

Geriatric medicine focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life. A geriatrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to prevent and manage the unique and, oftentimes, multiple health concerns of older adults.

Our geriatrician has a full understanding of the wide range of physical, mental, medical, social, and spiritual issues that older adults can have. We offer high-quality services that address all the healthcare needs of older adults.

Older persons may react to illness and disease differently than younger adults. Geriatricians are able to treat older patients, manage multiple disease symptoms and develop care plans that address the special health care needs of older adults. Not everyone over age 65 needs to see a geriatrician. People over the age of 65 have different degrees of disability and illness. Some have no problems at all, while others have many serious health concerns.

Medical, healthcare or lifestyle issues that may affect older patients more significantly or differently than younger people include susceptibility to influenza and pneumonia, falling, some cancers, vision and hearing loss, osteoporosis, motor vehicle safety, oral health issue (sometimes caused by medications for other conditions), Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

Our specialist can help the patient and their caregivers with diagnoses, treatments and resources to manage these conditions. Information and recommendations on maintaining brain health, healthy eating and weight control, healthy exercise and physical activity, productive aging, sexual health and advanced care planning also is available.

When to See a Geriatrician

While primary care physicians, that is, general internists and family physicians, care for most older persons, geriatricians are often sought to provide consultations for the frailest of older persons. Frequently, geriatricians address issues such as memory loss, arthritis, osteoporosis, mobility and dementia.

Regardless of an older person’s age, a geriatrician should be consulted when an older person’s condition causes considerable impairment and frailty. These persons tend to be over the age of 75 and coping with a number of diseases and disabilities, including cognitive (mental) problems. A geriatrician also should be consulted when family members and friends are feeling considerable stress and strain as caregivers.

CLINIC INFORMATION

TEL: 406-414-2400

905 Highland Blvd
Suite 4500
Bozeman, MT 59715
(Highland Park 4)

HOURS

Hours for: Internal Medicine
Monday - Thursday | 8:00 am–6:00 pm
Friday | 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday | 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Geriatric Medicine,
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Kathryn Borgenicht MD
Kathryn Borgenicht MD
Bozeman Health Internal Medicine Clinic
937 Highland Blvd., Suite 5410
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-2400

Geriatric Medicine(Board Certified)

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Kelsey Sullivan PA-C
Kelsey Sullivan PA-C
Bozeman Health Internal Medicine Clinic
905 Highland Blvd., Highland Park 4, Suite 4500
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-2400

Geriatric Medicine

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