MULTIPLE HEALTH PROBLEMS
As people get older, they can develop more than one health condition. Geriatricians specialise in looking after people with multiple diseases and can evaluate the extent to which one condition affects another. Similarly, treatments given for different conditions can interact with one another to make medications less effective and side effects can be exacerbated. Dr Henderson will can make a holistic assessment of different medical diagnoses that are affecting different parts of the body and help balance the risk and benefits of drug and other treatments. This 'whole-person' approach to care is at the heart of geriatric medicine and considers different aspects that contribute to an individual's sense of wellbeing and health.