I had a discussion the other day with several clients about the need for “specialists”. The general physician we’ve had for years may not be the physician we need as we age. Mothers send their children to pediatricians, why would you send your mother to a general practice physician and not a geriatrician? I have one client who sees not only her general physician but a cardiologist, nephrologist and a hematologist. Since implementing what may seem like numerous medical appointments, the health of my client is much improved. I’ve had similar experience with other clients. The fact is that as we age, caring for ourselves requires more attention from physicians who specialize in different areas, especially if we have various chronic illnesses.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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