Regular checkups and doctor’s visits are an important step to maintaining overall wellness. For those seniors that are over the age of 65, the services of a geriatric professional may be a better choice for long-term preventative health care and the treatment of chronic ailments and conditions.
Milwaukee-area seniors have access to several excellent hospitals and medical centers recognized by U.S. News & World Report for their services and level of care. This guide highlights some of the top health care providers in Milwaukee and includes some online directories that can be used to find a geriatric professional in your area.
U.S. News & World Report periodically ranks hospitals and medical centers nationwide and creates a listing of the reviews that includes numerical rating scores. The collected data comes from close to 5,000 health care providers within the United States and it focuses on a variety of factors such as patient safety, nurse staffing, and overall survival rates.
Nationally ranked Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center gets top scores from U.S. News & World Report for its level of care in the adult specialties of geriatrics, cardiology and heart surgery, and the areas of gastroenterology and GI surgery. “High performing” areas include abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery.
The geriatrics scorecard for Aurora gets excellent marks for the areas of patient services, nursing standards, and overall survival rates. Aurora offers senior health care services to older adults that are over the age of 60. Options include wellness, prevention and education, pharmacy services, respite care, mental health, supportive services, and end-of-life care.
Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin are nationally ranked on the U.S. News & World Report list for the Milwaukee area. Adult specialties for this hospital include nephrology, pulmonology, and urology along with ear, nose, and throat. Froedert was rated as “high performing” in the areas of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery.
The geriatrics scorecard for Froedert received high marks for the areas of patient services, nurse staffing, and nursing standards. Senior health care options at Froedert include the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit. Patients are screened and assessed by a staff of medical professionals who develop a wellness plan toward the goal of enhancing overall health through preventative checkups.
The regionally ranked Wheaton Franciscan Health Care - St. Joseph campus received “high performance” ratings from U.S. News & World Report for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and hip replacement. Other Milwaukee-area hospitals and medical centers that earned a spot on the list of U.S. News & World Report include Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis, both of which rated as “high performing” for the adult procedure of heart failure.
We have included a few top online directories to make the process of finding a geriatrics professional in the Milwaukee area easier. Top picks include the American Geriatrics Society’s physician search tool and WebMD’s physician directory. The AARP’s online search tool is another excellent resource that will locate physicians based on areas of specialty.
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