(Kansas City, MO– June 5th, 2017) – St. Joseph Medical Center officially opens Sister Margaret’s
Senior Clinic in Kansas City, led by a dedicated team of experts with
specialized training and experience in geriatric healthcare.
Patients 65 years and older have unique medical needs, and the staff at
our Senior Clinic not only recognizes those needs, but is focused on proactively
protecting and preserving quality of life for our region’s older
patients. Just as pediatricians specialize in the care of children, geriatricians
are physicians who specialize in the care of older adults. Our physicians
have two additional years of training in geriatrics.
“We are committed to bringing the best healthcare to seniors, to
help ease the burden of illness on patients and their family,” said
Kirk Sloan, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “The new senior clinic will
offer patients coordinated medical services, all in one convenient setting.”
Our Senior Clinic specializes in the comprehensive, multidisciplinary geriatric
assessment and treatment of older adults, and in dealing with multiple
medical problems, chronic illnesses and even social issues that older
patients often face. We work to optimize quality of life and functional
ability for our patients.
“We believe it is critical to work as a team with the patient and
family as key members of that team,” said Kirk Sloan, MD, Chief
Medical Officer. “We also work closely with other health care professionals
and organizations, including other physicians, therapists, home care agencies,
pain clinics, Hospice and support groups to meet the specific needs of
each of our patients.”
Patients interested in receiving Senior Comfort Services at St. Joseph
Medical Center should call
816-943-4541 or visit stjosephkc.com to schedule an appointment or take a tour of the
facility. Patients may also speak with their doctor about the new services
offered at St. Joseph’s.