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As people age, their risk of developing age-related medical conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, memory, vision and hearing loss and urologic issues, also increases. That’s why it is important for seniors to have regular check-ups with a family physician.
Wayne Health’s Family Medicine physicians can help you remain healthy and active as you age. We offer a wide range of wellness screenings and primary care, and can also advise you on nutrition and lifestyle changes to help you adjust to the physical changes that come with aging.
If you are diagnosed with an acute or chronic disease, we will help you manage your condition. Should you need a referral to a specialist, we can connect you with experts in Wayne Health’s 50 medical specialties.
Wayne Health’s board-certified Family Medicine physicians use a team-based, patient-centered medical home model in caring for patients. This approach is especially beneficial for seniors who may have medical conditions that require coordination of care with other specialists.
We offer a full range of care for seniors, including diagnosis and primary treatment for illness and injury, routine wellness screenings, annual check-ups, and other preventive medical services to help you remains as healthy and active as possible as you age
Wayne Health physicians and researchers are also faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct basic research and clinical studies. This can make the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other health care providers without a medical school affiliation.
The department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne Health and Wayne State University is a national leader in research advancing family medicine and public health sciences. A commitment to education and research is exemplified in all aspects of our work, from the scholarly efforts that we require of our resident physicians, to the many research studies in various specialties conducted by our faculty. We participate in nationally-funded research in many areas, including behavioral science, medical education, occupational/environmental health, practice-based research, community-based research and epidemiology.
For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.