The problems of aging can be complicated, often requiring a team approach. UNT Health, the physician faculty practice of the UNT Health Science Center, is uniquely equipped to assist. Its clinics use a comprehensive, team approach to diagnose and treat seniors called the Gerontology Assessment and Planning Program (GAP). The team includes a multidisciplinary professional staff of:
These professionals treat the entire spectrum: frail older adults, active healthy seniors and everyone in between. An assessment may include a review of:
Referrals are made for associated medical services such as:
"We outline options for the patient and family," said Janice Knebl, DO, MBA. "We take into account practical matters like financial status and their social network. "We emphasize safe independence and help with planning for the future. You become a victim if things are not planned. Having a plan means control. If you have a plan, you can make choices."
Appointments are available at UNT Health, 817-735-DOCS (3627). More information is available at www.unthealth.org.
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