(Newswire.net -- July 13, 2015) Las Vegas, NV --Geriatrics is the practice of medicine concerning patients who are senior citizens. Although the line for "senior citizen" tends to be blurred, generally geriatricians practice on individuals who are 65 or older, particularly if they have certain illnesses or conditions that are recognized to be the result of age. Dr. James R. Eells, a noted internist and concierge physician in Las Vegas, offers insight into the role of geriatric medicine in overall medical care.
"The elderly have special, identifiable health needs," notes Dr. Eells, whose information can be found at https://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/33388/Dr-James%2BR.-Eells-Las%2BVegas-NV.html. "While there is some crossover between a geriatrician's areas of expertise and those of other doctors, generally geriatric physicians have special training in the process of aging and its attendant medical issues." As an internist and a geriatric physician, Dr. Eells is often called upon in his practice to provide both primary care and deeper diagnoses of illnesses or medical conditions.
"The most common issues my older patients face are falls, pain, memory loss, incontinence and the side effects of medications they are taking. However, I also have patients who struggle to maintain their independence, even in the face of a dwindling ability to eat, bathe, dress and perform other necessary tasks." The most common serious diseases seen by geriatric doctors, according to Dr. Eells, are Alzheimer's and dementia, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinson's, heart disease and osteoporosis.
For more information on Dr. James R. Eells and his practice, visit his website.
About Dr. James R. Eells: James Robert Eells, M.D., graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and was board certified by the American College of Physicians in 1989. He completed an internship and residency at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas in the early 90s and was board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1992. Dr. Eells was named America's Top Physician in 2009 by the Research Council of America. He specializes in Internal Medicine and Urgent Care.
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Dr. Jim Eells7106 Smoke Ranch Road, Suite #110
Las Vegas, NV 89128