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Geriatrics focuses on the health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.

Geriatricians can treat and manage medical conditions such as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer (e.g. ovarian cancer, prostate cancer)
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Balance and falls
  • Mood and behavioural issues

We can visit patients in local nursing homes.

What is the fee?

Costs are covered by Medicare with a current Medicare card.

Do I need a referral?

Yes, you need a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) referral.

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Dr Thangam Balasubramanian

Dr Thangam Balasubramanian is a Geriatrician who can assist those who suffer from age related health issues, including falls and balance, urinary incontinence, cognition, BPSD (behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia), capacity assessment, advanced care planning.

 

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