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Geriatric Care

Mission

The Mission of the SIU Center for Family Medicine Geriatric Program is to optimize the health of the older adults in Central and Southern Illinois through excellent patient care, education, service to the community and research.

Vision

The SIU Center for Family Medicine Geriatric Program will become a national model for excellence as a regionally focused, community based center developed on the following principles:

  • Promotion of healthy aging
  • Maintenance of the dignity and independence of older adults
  • Utilization of interdisciplinary teams of health care providers specializing in the care of older adults
  • Coordination longitudinally of care by dedicated case managers
  • Integration of cutting edge methodology and research
  • Development of future geriatricians via the training of students, residents and fellows
  • Development of future health care providers with expertise necessary to treat older patients with skill, sensitivity and respect and
  • Ensure the quality of care for older adults continues to improve

Overview

The SIU Center for Family Medicine Geriatric Program specializes in the unique care needs of individuals age 60+ and in treating conditions that commonly occur with aging. We focus on the physical, psychological and social needs, as well as treatments of older adults.

As our bodies age, our health care needs change. We use an interdisciplinary team approach to meet the complex needs of older adults.  Our geriatric care team includes specially trained doctors and nurses, social workers, behavioral health, case managers, pharmacists, dieticians and an advance-care planning specialist providing excellent care for older adults.  The care team is compassionately committed to assisting patients, family members and caregivers to optimize function, maintain health and ensure the highest quality of life.  We develop care plans with tailored interventions to meet each individual’s situation with the goal of keeping individuals healthy, active and independent as possible in the years ahead.

Services

The SIU Center for Family Medicine Clinic Geriatric Program offers a broad range of comprehensive services including but not limed to:

  • Primary care
  • Complex medical management,
  • Annual Medicare Wellness Visits
  • Memory & Cognitive evaluations
  • Walking/gait disorders
  • Imbalance and falls
  • Frailty Assessments
  • Muscular skeletal medicine
  • Poly Pharmacy
  • Wound Care
  • Care of the home bound patient
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Palliative Care
  • Case Management

 

We are committed to our patients and continue to follow them as they transition through various levels of care.  We provide services in the office, patient homes, hospital, rehabilitation units, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, long term care facilities, as well as tele health visits.

 

Make your Geriatric Program appointment today by calling (217) 545-8000.
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Meet the Care Team

Dr. Dae Hyoun Jeong

Dr. Eukesh Ranjit 

Dr. Eukesh Ranjit

 

Dr. Amber Barnhart

Dr. Amber Barnhart

 

Andrea Peters, AGPCNP-C, MSN

 

Orlinda Speckhart, LCSW
Administrative Director, Geriatrics & Palliative Care
Director, Advance Care Planning

Clinical Interests:

  • Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Palliative care
  • Medical Ethics

 

Julie Stolz, RN
Geriatric Nurse Administrator

Clinical Interests:

  • Geriatric case management
  • Wound care