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Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar

A Private Medical Practice located in Santa Cruz Plaza, Tucson, AZ

It can be difficult to watch an elderly family member struggle with age-related health issues. If you’re looking for someone to care for your parents or someone you know, you need a doctor you can trust. As a family medicine specialist, Javier Rios, MD, and his team at Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar can provide quality care for your elderly loved one with respect and compassion. For individualized geriatric care, call the Tucson, Arizona, office or book an appointment online today.

Geriatric Care Q & A

What is geriatric care??

Geriatric care is a medical specialty focused on the unique health care needs of the aging population. Older adults are at greater risk of developing chronic illnesses and conditions that lead to disability and affect their quality of life. It’s not unusual for older adults to suffer from many chronic diseases that require multiple medications and various therapies.


Managing the health needs of people with multiple health issues and medications requires specialists who can see the big picture. The family medicine team at Clinica Medica Familiar understands the health needs of the geriatric population and has made geriatric care the primary focus of their practice.  

Am I a good candidate for geriatric care?

If you’re 65 or older, then you are a good candidate for geriatric care. However, the providers at Clinica Medica Familiar determine if you would benefit from any specialized care during your office visit. 

You may want to consider scheduling an appointment with the geriatric care team if you’re:

  • Suffering from numerous medical conditions

  • Taking multiple medications

  • Finding that treatment for one condition negatively impacts another

  • Losing your independence due to your medical conditions

You are also a good candidate for geriatric care if you suffer from any age-related health conditions, such as osteoporosis or dementia.

What can I expect from geriatric care?

You can expect comprehensive and compassionate care from the experienced team at Clinica Medica Familiar during your geriatric care appointment. These appointments are scheduled so there’s plenty of time to review all of your health needs and concerns. 


Though each geriatric care appointment is individualized to meet your specific health needs, the team may:

  • Review your medical history

  • Discuss medication and supplement use

  • Perform a physical exam

  • Request lab work to assess health and disease management

  • Update vaccinations

Many older adults take multiple medications to manage different health issues. During your geriatric care appointment, the team carefully reviews your medication use and adjusts as needed to minimize any of the negative side effects you may be experiencing.


The geriatric care team at Clinica Medica Familiar also serves as your health care advocate and coordinates any specialized treatment or therapies you may need, as well as making any necessary referrals to specialists.

For expert geriatric care from a warm and compassionate team, call Clinica Medica Familiar or book an appointment online today. 





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