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Geriatrics Specialist

Man Duong, M.D. -  - Internal Medicine

Man Duong, M.D.

Internal Medicine located in Brawley, CA & Calexico, CA

Geriatric care is a bit more complex than regular health care in order to address the numerous health issues associated with old age. Internist Man Duong, M.D., provides comprehensive geriatric care, including osteoporosis screenings, at his private practice in Brawley, California. To set up a geriatrics consultation, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Geriatrics Q & A

What is geriatrics?

Geriatrics is a branch of medical care that specifically addresses the health and wellness needs of elderly individuals. It addresses issues that are usually age-specific, like having multiple chronic diseases, taking and keeping track of many medications, and relying on friends or family members for care assistance.

Dr. Duong has extensive experience working with geriatric populations. With your regular appointments, you can ask questions about your health and receive professional, easy-to-follow answers. 

Dr. Duong coordinates your care with other physicians and specialists to ensure consistency in your care. 

Who should consider accessing geriatrics?

There are many reasons to consider accessing geriatric care. Contrary to popular belief, geriatrics doesn’t just cover individuals above a specific age. Even if you aren’t in a nursing home or assisted living facility, there are many reasons to consider geriatric care and services with Dr. Duong. 

You might benefit from geriatrics with Dr. Duong if you:

  • Have more than one medical issue
  • Don’t have the family or home support you need to maintain your health
  • Are confused or uncertain about the state of your health and how to maintain it
  • Have caregivers who struggle to keep up with your care or balance it with home life
  • Have caregivers who need more guidance for your specific medical conditions

Dr. Duong can involve your family with your in-office care to make sure they can take care of you effectively at home and meet your needs. He can also help you and your family make major decisions regarding your health care. 

Which geriatric services are available?

Dr. Duong accommodates the geriatric population with a number of treatments and services in his office. With geriatrics, you might need to visit regularly for chronic disease management services, health screenings, and more. Dr. Duong can also provide diagnostic services like bloodwork and imaging tests and coordinate care with you and your family.

Among the screenings that Dr. Duong provides at his office is the osteoporosis screening. Osteoporosis is a degenerative condition often associated with aging that causes your bones to become weak and brittle. 

Screening for osteoporosis can help you prevent bone fractures and the costly repairs that they require. During the screening, Dr. Duong measures your bone density. 

To find out more about osteoporosis screening and other geriatric services, call the office of Man Duong, M.D., or book an appointment online today.