Health Care Professionals: Referring PCPs & Specialists
Geriatric Specialists at Magee Work Hand in Hand with our Patient’s Health Care Professionals
When you choose Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC as your partner for geriatric patient care, you have access to expert specialists trained to identify potential problems and manage the unique health conditions of older adults. Our geriatricians provide a coordinated care system for older men and women whose complex medical conditions often involve multiple health care providers.
Our goal is to always keep you informed of your patient’s status and treatment plan, and to provide early identification of potential areas of concern. We strive for open, prompt communication as we work together in the best interest of the patient. We recognize your valuable knowledge of the patient’s health history and the importance of your continued role in their care during and after their hospital stay. Magee’s geriatricians offer you and your patients the latest innovations in the treatment of age-related diseases and disorders.
As part of one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, everything we do is backed by cutting-edge geriatric research and the best in clinical practices. We hope you will utilize our ACT team services when referring your patients to Magee.
Our ACT Geriatric Team
Our geriatric specialists, your care team partners, know that quality care for multiple chronic conditions requires development and implementation of individualized, coordinated plans of care.
We diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and conditions that require a special approach when dealing with older adults. We blend our expertise with a holistic, patient-centered focus, giving special attention to situations unique to aging, including falls, incontinence, dementia, sensory impairment, and other cognitive and affective changes. Our geriatric pharmacists are involved in each case to supervise the impact of multiple medications.
The team also assists patients and their families in helping to locate programs and services that are geared to the needs of the elderly. This includes helping families decide when nursing home care is indicated, as well as palliative and end-of-life supportive services.