Geriatric Medicine combined with Naturopathic Solutions
It is only within the last 2 decades that medicine has recognized that diseases afflicting the elderly required a better understanding of the changes of aging. Additionally, there is an increase in the elderly population as people are living longer and the baby boomer generation matures.
Many older persons have already gravitated to natural medicines. The senior population is one of the biggest consumers of naturopathic products. This is in large part because of the relatively few side effects of natural medicines. The fact is that most of us have grown up with them.
As a rule, the elder population presents a much greater diagnostic challenge to the physician because of the complexity illness and conditions. In a managed care system, many of these conditions are not addressed on a routine basis. This is because prevention and wellness are not “cost effective”. Thus, many elderly patients are left to manage their own illnesses. Often they find themselves in a quandary as to what to do next.
This is where Naturopathic physicians, being trained as primary care physicians and geriatric medicine come in. Our natural medicine clinic is focused on prevention and wellness issues to prevent premature death. We understand our patient’s desires —It is not necessarily the quantity of ones life but the quality of their life that most seniors want. Our Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic naturopathic physicians treat the person, not the disease. We will spend the necessary time to get to know our patients as individuals.
Aging is a natural process. It can be accelerated or impeded depending on diet, nutrition status, and lifestyle. Naturopathic doctors specialize in delivering personalized naturopathic solutions to patients the natural way.
If you or your loved one is in need of geriatric care – and is fed up with miss-diagnosis or is on too many medications, please contact our office for a geriatric medicine appointment.