Internal Medicine & Hospital Medicine & Post-Acute Care located in Carmichael, CA


Geriatrics services offered in Carmichael, CA

Keeping older adults healthy and independent is the focus of the geriatrics specialists at Ample Health. Board-certified internist Dheeraj Kamra, MD, and the medical team provide compassionate, personalized care for people aged 65 and up. They take a patient-centered approach to managing your changing health needs as you age, so you can remain active and independent. Call the Carmichael, California, office to schedule a geriatrics consultation for yourself or a loved one, or book an appointment online today. 

Geriatrics Q&A

What is geriatrics?

Geriatrics is a branch of medicine that focuses on older adults' health needs and challenges.

Ample Health provides compassionate geriatrics care for adults aged 65 and older. The medical team has extensive experience addressing a range of health issues that become more common as you age, such as dementia and heart disease.

Working with a geriatric specialist can improve your quality of life and lower your risk factors for chronic health conditions that can affect your wellness and reduce your independence.

What geriatrics services are available?

Ample Health offers a range of geriatrics services, including:

  • Sick visits
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Fall risk assessment
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Medication management
  • Chronic disease management

Appointments are available in the office and through the virtual telehealth platform. Virtual visits are an option if you or a loved one cannot travel to the office due to poor health or transportation issues.

The team can also meet with you in the hospital if you’re receiving treatment for an illness, injury, or surgery. If you have health issues and need more frequent medical care, the providers can discuss your options for assisted living or other nursing facilities.

What happens during a geriatrics appointment?

During your initial geriatrics visit at Ample Health, the medical team reviews your personal and family medical histories. They also assess your current health during a complete physical exam, blood work, and other diagnostic testing.

If you’re currently on medications to treat an existing condition, the team reviews the drugs you take to ensure there aren’t any conflicts. They can make adjustments as needed to keep your condition well-controlled. Your provider can also customize a care plan to treat any new symptoms you experience as you age.

The team also provides resources for your caregivers to ensure they have the support they need to care for you properly. They can assess your risk for falls and other injuries that can limit your independence and quality of life.

Your provider determines how often you should schedule follow-up visits, so they can monitor your health and progress with treatment plans.

Call Ample Health to schedule a geriatrics appointment or book a consultation online today.