Senior Care

Senior Care

Senior Care services offered in Pembroke Pine, FL

If you’re an older adult, seeing a medical specialist regularly is important to detect potential medical issues or properly manage a chronic disease. At ProHealth Primary Care in Pembroke Pines, Florida, skilled physicians Shane Joukar, MD, and Kyle Petersen, DO, provide superior senior care for the aging population, offering exceptional services and the best quality of life possible. Schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today.

Senior Care Q & A

What is senior care?

Senior care at ProHealth Primary Care includes medical monitoring, evaluations, and treatments when necessary to keep older adults healthy. 

Seniors have a unique set of health care needs, and the ProHealth Primary Care team specializes in providing compassionate care for this population group. They are highly trained in addressing the complete medical needs of men and women in all life stages.

Which conditions can senior care address?

Senior care consists of diagnosing and medically managing the following conditions seniors commonly face:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Falls
  • Fractures
  • Other injuries

ProHealth Primary Care provides annual physicals, vaccines, chronic disease management, osteoporosis management, and other medical interventions that reduce your risk of bothersome symptoms and life-threatening complications. 

What can I expect during senior care appointments?

During senior care appointments at ProHealth Primary Care, a friendly provider weighs you and checks your blood pressure and other vital signs. They discuss any symptoms you may have and your medical history, lifestyle habits, medications, and more.

Your primary care specialist completes a physical exam to assess your overall health. They evaluate your eyes, ears, breathing, heartbeat, vision, hearing, and reflexes. You might need diagnostic tests, including blood work, urine testing, lung or heart function tests, or imaging procedures. 

You may need prostate cancer screening, a colonoscopy, or screenings for other chronic diseases. ProHealth Primary Care provides mental health evaluations for depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, and other common concerns in the geriatric population. 

The ProHealth Primary Care team offers numerous treatments for seniors, including medication management, healthy lifestyle counseling, and minor procedures. They also provide specialist referrals for complex medical issues.

How often should I schedule senior care visits?

Schedule a senior care appointment at least once a year — more often if you have a medical issue that needs frequent monitoring and anytime you develop new or alarming symptoms. Call the ProHealth Primary Care office with questions and concerns about your health.

Schedule a senior care appointment at ProHealth Primary Care by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.