Are you a senior citizen who’s looking for specialists in hearing loss, stroke or arthritis? Or maybe you’re seeking an evaluation and treatment for your parent who has dementia or memory problems.
University of Minnesota Physicians offers doctors who are skilled in the entire spectrum of care for the elderly, from heart disease and stroke to vision problems.
If you’re a senior citizen who needs a clinic for general medical care, consider our six primary care clinics around the Twin Cities. Our providers specialize in family medicine and internal medicine. Most clinics also serve people in nursing homes.
These clinics and programs of UMPhysicians and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview focus on some main medical issues of seniors:
- Arthritis and osteoporosis
Specialists in the Rheumatology Clinic help people with arthritis and osteoporosis, along with other autoimmune diseases.
- Eye problems
UMPhysicians eye health specialists provide a full range of services for eye care and vision, including cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
Doctors who specialize in hearing loss provide comprehensive care in the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic.
- Heart disease
UMPhysicians brings the University’s expertise in cardiovascular medicine to communities: University of Minnesota Heart Care. UMPhysicians’ cardiology specialists provide cardiology care at Fairview’s seven hospitals and 48 primary care clinics. Patients receive a full continuum of care, from prevention and treatment of heart disease to heart transplants at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). Insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota named UMMC as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care in 2009.
- Memory Clinic
Our physicians specialize in helping people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss. We evaluate, diagnose and treat memory and cognitive problems and the resulting behavior changes. Our staff members come from the disciplines of neurology, psychology, psychiatry, pharmacy, nursing, family therapy, and occupational therapy.
- Parkinson’s disease
The Movement Disorders and Epilepsy Surgery Center serves adults with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, such as tremor. Led by neurologists, the staff focuses on each individual’s needs, including physical, psychological, and social issues. UMPhysicians also offers a Neurology Clinic for comprehensive treatment of neurological disorders.
- Prostate disease
The Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services in urology, medical oncology, radiation therapy and support services.
- Stroke Center
Time is crucial in helping people who have a stroke. Our team works around the clock so that emergency treatment for a stroke starts quickly, boosting the likelihood of recovery. Our Stroke Center is one of just a handful of its type in the U.S. We offer follow-up care in our Stroke Clinic.
- Urinary incontinence
UMPhysicians offers several programs for incontinence: The Urology Clinic and the Women’s Health Center.
Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Research Center
Physicians and researchers at this University of Minnesota center conduct research to create more effective treatments for strokes and to improve the quality of stroke care in Minnesota hospitals.
N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care
Focusing on Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at the University study the molecular basis of memory loss and discover better ways to diagnose and prevent it.
Breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease
Research scientist Dr. Karen Hsiao Ashe has made important discoveries in understanding what causes Alzheimer’s and ways to more effectively treat it. Using a mutated human gene, she and her laboratory team developed a mouse with features of Alzheimer’s in 1996. Since then, Ashe discovered that memory loss in mice could be reversed.
Risk factors for dementia
A researcher in the University’s School of Public Health is determining risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and the link to heart disease and stroke.