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We found 1 geriatricians who accepts Galaxy Health Network near Chicago, IL.

Jawad Munir MD, FACP
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Adult Nephrology
210 S. Des Plaines
Chicago, IL
(312) 654-2720; (847) 549-7222

Dr. Jawad Munir is an adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Munir include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Munir accepts. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Nishtar Medical College and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Munir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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What is Geriatrics?

Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine that provides primary care to older adults. Physical health tends to decline with age, and geriatricians work to manage such age-related concerns as chronic illness, frailty, multiple medications, and declining mental health to keep seniors as active and independent as possible.

Some of the most common concerns seen by a geriatrician include:

  • Mobility issues, including the need for canes and walkers, as well as preventing falls
  • Osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, which affects as many as a quarter of all men and half of all women over fifty
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Incontinence, or the inability to control one’s bladder
  • Memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

A geriatrician may also provide their patients with comprehensive care that includes checking on their social health. Seniors are at increased risk for poverty, loneliness, abuse, and injuries in the home. As part of their health care, a geriatrician may inquire about family support, living conditions, or the ability of a patient to perform daily self-care tasks.

In some cases, a geriatrician may serve as an advisor to other physicians on a specific case or condition. However, most of the time geriatrics is a primary care specialty, and geriatricians provide routine health care to the older patients they work with.