EASTERN GERIATRICS ASSOCIATES

FIND US AT THE CORNER OF LOVE AND CARE

We offer Outpatient including nursing home visits and inpatient services across eastern and south eastern suburbs

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KNOX PRIVATE HOSPITAL

Epworth Hospital

OUR SERVICES

Taking Care of You

COMPREHENSIVE GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT

Comprehensive and Personalized

Through a multidimensional diagnostic process we determine the medical, psychological, and functional capabilities of a frail elderly with aim to develop a coordinated and integrated plan for treatment and long-term follow-up.

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COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT

The Support You Need

Since Eastern Geriatrics Associates opened, our patients have depended on us to provide this valuable service.

Age related memory changes are manageable and do not interfere with independence and function. 

Those changes are usually recognised by carers or family members.

If you have a concern about your next of kin`s level of cognition, consult your GP and ask for referral to a geriatrician.

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FALLS AND BALANCE

The Support You Need

Fall-related hospitalisation is common among elderly. 103,025 people aged 65 and over were hospitalised for a fall-related injury in 2013–2014, three and a half times as many cases as 45–64 year olds.

Certain medical problems such as cognitive impairment and incontinence may contribute to this matter.

If you are concerned about risk of fall in your family member, contact your GP and ask for referral to a geriatrician.

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MEDICATION ASSESSMENT

Concerned about Polypharmacy?

Polypharmacy is defined as the use of 5 or more medicines of any type including over the counter and natural therapies.

People who take many medications may benefit from a medication review to reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy.

If you are concerned about the number of medication you take, you may benefit from referral to a physician/geriatrician. Through this service, Eastern Geriatrics Associates provides the high quality, comprehensive and personalized medication assessment.

CONTINENCE ASSESSMENT

Customized and Comprehensive

Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine or bowel motion.
Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity from 'just a small leak' to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. In fact, over 4.8 million Australians have bladder or bowel control problems for a variety of reasons.
If you or a family member has this condition then talk to your GP as you may benefit from comprehensive assessment by a physician/geriatrician.
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PERIOPERATIVE ASSESSMENT

The Support You Need

If you have few medical comorbidities or you take 5 or more medications and you have a plan for elective surgery, you may benefit from a physician  assessment before and after surgery in order to minimise the risk of common complications which may arise during this time.
This will help you have a stress-free recovery and facilitates transfer to a rehabilitation unit should you need one after surgery.

CAPACITY ASSESSMENT

The Support You Need

Capacity is the ability to take in information, understand its meaning, and make an informed decision using the information.
Failure to Recognize Incapacity Can lead to increased disability, Complications of disease states, Death, and Loss of independence.
If you have a concern about the capacity of your family member then consult with your GP and ask for referral to a geriatrician.

ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

Customized and Comprehensive

What is chronic pain?

Having pain is a common experience for older people.

The extent to which pain disrupts daily routines

may get worse with age.

Pain is often poorly evaluated and managed in older

people.

There is no reason to suffer silently with persistent pain

as you get older.

You deserve adequate pain management that improves quality of life, and conserves the ability to perform your daily activities.

Proper assessment including appropriate imaging such as CT scan,and MRI(mostly bulk-billed or with small out-of pocket costs),and optimising your analgesics is part of our program to improve your quality of life.We can do appropriate referrals whenever needed for interventions such as steroid injections and nerve ablation.

We can also guide you if you are interested in trying medicinal cannabis for your chronic pain.

NEWS

Intensive blood pressure treatment and risk of dementia

Hypertension is a risk factor for dementia, although some observational studies suggest an association between low blood pressure and cognitive impairment.

 

The development of dementia, determined using in-person standardized cognitive assessments, was evaluated in more than 9000 hypertensive adults in the Systolic Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) who were randomly assigned to a more intensive (systolic pressure <120 mmHg) or less intensive (systolic pressure <140 mmHg) goal blood pressure [3]. At five years, the rates of dementia and of mild cognitive impairment were slightly lower in the more intensive group, although the effect on dementia risk was not statistically significant. These findings suggest that intensive blood pressure lowering does not increase, and may reduce, the risk of dementia. (Published in JAMA 2019)

ABOUT US

Dr Ali Kosari MD,FRACP

Dr Ali Kosari is the founder of Easter Geriatric Associates. He is a Physician consultant and a Geriatrician and has been practicing medicine for more than 15 years.

He is the medical director at Epworth Health-check and a member of Medical Advisory committee.

He has also obtained Clinical Diploma in Pain and Palliative Medicine.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon - Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

CONTACT US

To arrange an appointment:

Patients and Family Members

  • Consult your GP and request a referral to us

  • Call us to make an appointment

 

General Practitioners

Referrals can be faxed or emailed to our secure email:

info@easterngeriatics.com.au or eFax:03 9923 6410

 

MEDICARE BILLING: 

Private fee with medicare rebate available.

DVA CARDHOLDERS: 

DVA Cardholders incur no out-of-pocket expenses. 

BULK-BILLING: 

Bulk-billing can be arranged upon GP request. 

Address:

Suite 1A, Knox Private Hospital, 262 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna, VIC 3152

P 03 9887 5352  F 03 9923 6410

Maroondah Consulting Suites, 108 Mt,Dandenong Rd,Ringwood East 3135

P 98701400

Epworth Medical Center, Suite G1,173 Lennox Street, Richmond,  vic,3121

Email:

Phone:03 9887 5352

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