Geriatric Medicine Specialist

Golden Oak Medicine -  - Geriatrics

Golden Oak Medicine

Geriatrics & Adult Medicine located in Asheville, NC

Getting older involves challenges and changes to your well-being, but you’re not alone in managing the age-related adjustments you need to make. At Golden Oak Medicine in Asheville, North Carolina, board-certified geriatricians Kate Marshall, MD, Golnosh Sharafsaleh, MD, MS, AGSF, FAAFP, and their team provide geriatric medicine services for individuals age 55 and older, like medication management and mobility assistance. Schedule your appointment for geriatric care over the phone or book one online today.

Geriatric Medicine Q&A

What is geriatric medicine?

Geriatric medicine is health care for aging populations. Numerous health conditions can develop with age, and your risk for various diseases and injuries goes up too. With geriatric medicine from providers with specialty training, you can manage your age-related health conditions and disease risks. 

The team at Golden Oak Medicine coordinates your care, including primary care services, preventive care, and chronic disease management. They keep in touch with specialists who treat you, so you receive consistent care from everyone involved. 

Golden Oak Medicine takes a holistic approach to managing the health of patients over 55 and can provide you with the information you need to prevent diseases and stay healthy at home. You and your family members get detailed answers to all of your questions about your aging mind and body. 

Who can benefit from geriatric medicine?

There is no specific age or time when you should start getting geriatric care: It varies from person to person. Ultimately, it’s up to you and your primary care doctor to decide when to start working with a geriatrician to manage your health care. 

Geriatric medicine might benefit you if you:

  • Take multiple prescription medications
  • Have multiple chronic medical conditions
  • Experience memory loss
  • Experience functional decline
  • Have side effects from the medications you take
  • Have conditions specifically associated with aging

When you come to Golden Oak Medicine, the team creates an individualized care plan with consideration to each of your health conditions, medications, and how they all affect one another. You can come in for care, access medical house calls from your doctor, and receive transitional care when the time comes.

Which conditions can geriatricians help manage?

The Golden Oak Medicine team has a broad knowledge of and experience treating medical conditions associated with aging. Age-related medical conditions are often incurable and can be a challenge to treat, especially if they’re progressive. The team specializes in diagnosing and treating geriatric conditions like:

Dementia

Dementia is a broad term describing progressive memory loss, often from Alzheimer’s disease. While there is no cure, treatment can help slow down the progression and manage risks. 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that makes your bones fragile and prone to fractures. The team at Golden Oak Medicine can help you make changes to prevent broken bones or treat them when they occur. 

High blood pressure

Your blood pressure generally gets higher with age, and many aging individuals develop high blood pressure and the health risks that come with it. Your provider can help you manage your blood pressure through healthy lifestyle changes and medications. 

Schedule your appointment for concierge geriatric medicine over the phone or book online at Golden Oak Medicine today.