Geriatrics Specialist

Family Medical Wellness Center

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Elkridge, MD, and Ellicott, MD and Columbia, MD

With advancing age comes several unique health risks and concerns. At Family Medical Wellness Center in Elkridge, Columbia and Ellicott City, Maryland, board-certified geriatrician Rubina Alvi, MD, provides geriatric care, catering to the unique needs of older adults. Dr. Alvi and her team can help you manage your condition and maintain a happy, active lifestyle. To schedule a visit for you or a loved one, call the Howard County office or book an appointment online today.

Geriatrics Q&A

What is geriatrics?

Geriatrics is a field of medicine dedicated to the health care needs of older adults. Geriatricians provide prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for a wide range of conditions that commonly affect adults as they age. Dr. Alvi and her team partner with patients, their families, and other caregivers to promote the long-term health and function of their patients as they age. 

Dr. Alvi provides multiple disease management, coordinating care for those who experience multiple conditions at once. Treating multiple chronic conditions requires several different treatments and medications. Dr. Alvi keeps track of your personal health and treatments to prevent issues like undertreatment, overtreatment, or adverse interactions. 

What conditions does a geriatric specialist treat?

Dr. Alvi and her team provide prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for many conditions, including:

  • Osteoporosis
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis 
  • Diabetes
  • Incontinence
  • Depression
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss
  • Fractures
  • Memory problems
  • Delirium

There are several conditions and health concerns that increase in risk as we age. If you suffer from multiple conditions, you require individualized interdisciplinary care to address the full spectrum of your medical needs. Dr. Alvi has experience managing many age-related diseases and injuries. She works with you to develop better ways to manage your conditions and maintain your quality of life. 

Who needs a geriatrician?

Similar to the importance of pediatricians to children’s health, geriatric specialists have unique experiences addressing the health care needs of older adults. Geriatric medicine is essential for all adults reaching retirement age. Many older adults suffer from multiple conditions like high blood pressure and arthritis. As a geriatrician, Dr. Alvi provides safe and effective treatment for those dealing with multiple conditions. 

Geriatric medicine also plays a major role in health promotion and disease prevention. Geriatric medicine helps you maintain physical, cognitive, and emotional health as you age. Dr. Alvi and her team provide a number of preventive screenings to help you stay on top of your health risks, including:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Diabetes screening
  • Depression screening
  • Cancer screenings
  • Lab tests
  • Physical exams

With the support of Dr. Alvi and her team, you can stay active and maintain long-term health. To find out how geriatrics can help you improve your health, schedule a visit by phone or online today.