405-271-3050 Senior Health Center - OU Medical Center
Located in the O'Donoghue Research Building
1122 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City 73104 [ Map ]
Seniors often have complex health needs. Though often regarded as part of the aging process, this is not always the case. Some people suffer needlessly. Others lose their independence. Still others give up on their doctors. Turning to the geriatricians at the Senior Health Center at OU Medical Center can prevent many of these problems.
We have Oklahoma's largest group of board-certified geriatricians on staff. Geriatricians are trained to diagnose and treat seniors' unique health care problems.
A decline in health is not always the result of aging. That's why we address nagging symptoms before they become bigger problems. Early diagnosis helps prevent minor problems from becoming serious and requiring a hospital visit or long-term nursing care.
The fact is, seniors sometimes respond differently to medication than younger people do. Also, symptoms in seniors may mean different conditions than they do in younger people. For example, confusion and memory problems in older adults may signal urinary tract infections or vitamin B deficiencies. People 65 or better with the following symptoms may benefit from an evaluation by a geriatrician.