UW-Health-Eau Claire Family Medicine Clinic
The Geriatric Diagnostic Center focuses on the older adult and family members. Our specialized health care team, with expertise in geriatric care, provides a comprehensive assessment of an elder's total health care needs. Specialized areas of assessment include: memory, function; gait, balance and mobility; bowel and bladder continence; as well as mood. Emphasis is on health promotion, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases as well as preservation of maximum function and independence.
What can the patient and family expect?
Before the visit, you will:
Bring to the first visit:
At the initial visit, the UW Health-Eau Claire Family Medicine Clinic's health care team will:
At the follow-up visit, the UW Health-Eau Claire Family Medicine Clinic's health care team will:
The Health Care Team: The team includes a registered nurse and a social worker, as well as a family nurse practitioner and two family physicians with certification and/or experience in geriatric health care.
Your Primary Physician: These assessment services are meant to be a resource for you, your family, and your own physician. We do not intend to become a replacement for your primary care.
A copy of the written evaluation and plan of care will be given to you and your health care provider.
Cost: Third party payers, including Medicare and private insurance, usually cover these services, in full or in part. All services are provided on a fee-for-serve basis. Assistance will be provided in determining availability of coverage.
Appointment Scheduling: The assessment services are available on Tuesday mornings. To inquire further or to schedule an appointment please call during business hours Monday through Friday. Ask to speak with a member of the geriatric assessment health care team to discuss your individual situation, needs, and expectations.
For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact:
UW Health-Eau Claire Family Medicine Clinic
This clinic is a member of the WAI-Affiliated Dementia Diagnostic Clinic Network. Network clinics differ from other memory clinics in that their staff have received training/observation time and/or guidance from the WAI and the UW Health Memory Assessment Clinic. In addition, clinic network staff attend the WAI's annual conference and bi-annual clinic network meetings, which provide up-to-date research and disease management information. Clinics in the network do remain autonomous, but follow a set of guidelines.