Senior Health

Trust one place for all your health care needs

Your health care needs change as you get older. From general preventive care and wellness services to specialized care addressing all of your health concerns, UC San Diego Health is the one place you can trust.

Primary Care

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Our primary care physicians provide comprehensive health care, including preventive care and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. You can choose a primary care physician from internal medicine, family medicine, or our senior medicine specialty that is ranked nationally among the top 40 geriatrics programs by U.S. News & World Report.


Geriatric Emergency Department

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UC San Diego Health's emergency services in La Jolla include California's first accredited geriatric emergency department. This designation comes from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and means that seniors are treated by a team of specialists in geriatric medicine. At the center of this care unit are specialized geriatric nurses, physicians, pharmacists and social workers. They focus on common complications that can affect older adults, such as fall risk, cognitive and memory problems and medication interactions.

 

Joint Care and Orthopedics

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Whether you are dealing with an arthritic hip, back pain, a bone fracture or musculoskeletal cancer, our surgeons provide comprehensive and innovative treatments for bone, muscle, tendon, nerve and joint injuries and diseases.

Arthritis

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Our rheumatologists offer comprehensive treatments for many types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases and conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, gout and more.

Heart Health

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Our Cardiovascular Institute develops treatments and techniques that set the standard for cardiac care. Our cardiology and heart surgery program is ranked among the top 40 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Stroke Care and Treatment

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As a national leader in stroke care, our Stroke Center is one of the first five Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the country and the first in San Diego — a designation given by The Joint Commission.

Memory

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Our memory disorders experts are leaders in neurological care, research and drug development. We provide you access to the most advanced care and treatments for all forms of dementia.

Cancer Care

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UC San Diego Health is home to Moores Cancer Center — one of fewer than 50 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States.

Eye Care

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Shiley Eye Institute offers comprehensive ophthalmology and eye care services, ranging from basic eye exams to the most advanced diagnostic tests and sophisticated surgeries.

Hearing Loss

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Our audiology clinics provide diagnostic hearing evaluations and offer the latest in digital programmable hearing aids.

Pulmonology and Respiratory Health

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UC San Diego Health is ranked among the top 20 in the nation for the treatment of respiratory diseases by U.S. News & World Report. Our experts offer the latest medical and surgical therapies for all forms of pulmonary disease.

Movement Disorders

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Our Movement Disorder Center offers comprehensive care and the most advanced treatments for patients with a broad spectrum of movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, tremors, tics, dystonia, Huntington's disease and more.

Urology

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As part of one of the highest performing urology programs in the nation, our urologists are skilled in diagnosing and treating a wide range of urologic conditions, using advanced and innovative surgical and nonsurgical techniques.

Women’s Pelvic Medicine

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Incontinence is one of the most common, yet under-discussed health problems among women. Fortunately, simple treatments can help. Our Women's Pelvic Medicine Center is the first in the region dedicated exclusively to the treatment of pelvic floor disorders.

Men’s Sexual Health

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Sexual dysfunction is a common health concern and can include erectile dysfunction, loss of sexual desire and difficulty achieving orgasm. Regardless of the cause, our specialists can help.

Behavioral Health

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Our Senior Behavioral Health Program provides medical and psychiatric care through individual, group and family therapy, as well as occupational therapy, exercise groups and education.