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As important as regular medical checkups are, it’s just as important to visit a doctor who is specially trained to find health problems before they become serious.

Aging changes our bodies, so it’s important for people aged 55+ to find a doctor familiar with the chronic and acute conditions that come with old age. The doctor who served you well for many years isn’t necessarily able to deal properly with the health issues of the elderly.

A geriatrician is a doctor who specializes in treating people in late middle age (and older). Long Beach seniors have access to some of the best geriatricians available. Keep reading to learn about what geriatric medical care and resources are available near you.

Geriatricians and Geriatric Medical Care in Long Beach

According to US News and World Report, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center has three specialists in geriatric medicine on staff. Long Beach Memorial performs almost at the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in one adult specialty, and also achieved the highest rating possible in eight procedures and conditions.

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is ranked high-performing for:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Colon Cancer Surgery

Heart Bypass Surgery

Hip Replacement

Knee Replacement

Lung Cancer Surgery

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is the flagship hospital of the Memorial Care Health System.

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is known as a major regional provider of medical and surgical services. The Medical Center has consistently achieved national accolades for the care they provide. They have been named one of the top 125 American hospitals by Consumers’ CHECKBOOK and high-ranked in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach performed almost at the level of nationally ranked according to U.S. News and World Report in one adult specialty and is ranked high-performing in:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Heart Failure

Diabetes & Endocrinology

St. Mary Medical Center has recently upgraded their Emergency Room with the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to ensure the best possible outcome for ER patients.

As part of St. Mary Medical center’s mission, they offer comprehensive community outreach/education services, and free or low-cost access to medical treatment, including primary and preventive care for individuals and families.

Locating Geriatric Medical Care in Long Beach

Finding quality geriatric medical care in Long Beach is neither difficult nor complicated. Use online search tools to begin your research. Visit the U.S. News and World Report website to use the doctor finder. HealthinAging.org and also has an online search tool to find a physician near you.

You can also visit the homepages of hospitals near you and search their directories for the geriatric departments and physicians they have. Don’t forget that some hospitals include geriatrics under the family practice heading, and broaden your search accordingly.

Finally, try getting first-hand information from people you trust. Friends and family can be valuable sources of information about available geriatric medical care.

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Long Beach Senior Centers

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