Geriatric Care Specialist
Find a North Shore geriatric care specialist.
Older patients on Boston’s North Shore who would like to see a physician with expertise in geriatric care can find an exceptional geriatric care specialist at North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG). NSPG is a multi-specialty practice of more than 200 physicians, nurse practitioners and medical professionals. It is affiliated with North Shore Medical Center, which has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a high-performing hospital in geriatric medicine.
An NSPG geriatric care specialist can diagnose and treat a variety of conditions and symptoms in older adults. Our geriatric care doctors provide screenings and preventive care for patients living in a skilled nursing or long-term care facility. Each geriatric care specialist at NSPG is board-certified and is an expert in the illnesses and injuries that commonly affect older people.
Extended care services provided by a geriatric care specialist
North Shore Physicians Group offers primary care services to elderly patients living in a skilled nursing or long-term care facility. Our nurse practitioners and geriatric care physician assistants provide a variety of health care services and work as a liaison to the patient’s geriatric care specialist. These geriatric care providers can:
- Conduct routine physicals
- Remain on 24 hour call to receive alerts about a patient’s medical status
- Diagnose acute illnesses or injuries
- Prescribe and order diagnostic tests
- Refer patients to other specialists
- Help with the transition of patients back to their primary care providers when they leave the facility
Additional services performed by a geriatric care specialist at NSPG
A geriatric care specialist at NSPG consults with the many other specialists in the practice, for example, NSPG endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, non surgical orthopedics, pulmonary medicine specialists, rheumatologists, and neurosurgery specialists, among others. An NSPG geriatric care specialist may also refer patients to geriatric care specialists and other experts at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, or other facilities in the Partners HealthCare network.
Other care available through NSPG
In addition to geriatric care specialists, NSPG offers several models of primary care to patients of all ages. These include internal medicine specialist, family medicine doctor or concierge physicians who offer primary care to adults. Patients with injuries or illnesses that are not life-threatening are given immediate care at our Danvers urgent care clinic.