In the Department of Skilled Nursing Facilities, Christie Clinic’s board-certified physicians diagnose and treat non-surgical illnesses in older adult patients at nursing homes.

With people in the United States living longer than ever before thanks to advancements in medical care, nutrition and technology, this growing population often has special medical needs and concerns.

Geriatric physicians are primary care doctors who are specially trained in the aging process and provide comprehensive medical care for people later in life. Geriatric specialists focus on health problems that frequently affect older adults, such as pain, falls, memory loss and medication side effects.