Geriatric Primary Care Physicians
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It’s a simple fact that when people get older, their needs begin to change, and certain health risks may become more prevalent. Every patient deserves a primary care physician that is able to listen compassionately and meet those changing needs at every step, and aging patients are no exception. From blood testing for concerns like diabetes and high cholesterol to caring for minor wounds and lacerations, your doctor should be able to stand by you when new challenges present themselves during this stage of your life.
Dr. Mercado, Dr. Bossbaly and the team at Mercado Medical Practice are proud to provide experienced, specialized geriatric primary care to older adults right here in Philadelphia, PA. Our Philadelphia offices are neighborhood-focused and easily accessible to our patients, and our Spanish-speaking staff and physicians are committed to caring for our community when and where they need us. We provide general primary care with a focus on geriatric medicine, as well as the following services:
- Wound Care
If you or your aging loved ones are looking for a community-focused, patient-first primary care physician who has the expertise to address your needs, look no further than Mercado Medical Practice. Reach out and schedule your first appointment with us today -- we’re looking forward to meeting you.
Vaccines For Seniors | Geriatric Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
When we think about who needs vaccinations, most of us immediately think of children. But did you know that staying up to date with essential vaccinations is just as important for older adults is it is for kids? Keeping up with regularly scheduled vaccines is a vital part of staying healthy as you age, particularly in preventing the onset of certain diseases that can affect you later in life.
At Mercado Medical Practice, we provide vaccination services to help protect you against a wide number of common diseases. Our vaccination capabilities include:
- Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Additionally, should you need to have blood drawn by a doctor you trust, Mercado Medical Practice provides convenient phlebotomy services right in our Philadelphia location. We have the ability to draw blood here in the office, then send out for the results to Quest Laboratories. Some of the most common labs we perform include:
- STD Panel ECT
If you need any of these services in a convenient, friendly location in Philadelphia with a Spanish-speaking staff that is eager to help you, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule your appointment with Mercado Medical Practice today.
Cryotherapy Treatment | Wart Removal Treatment
Warts may not necessarily be dangerous, but they can be physically uncomfortable, unsightly, and embarrassing due to the social stigma behind their appearance. In addition, warts are caused by a virus, which means they can also be contagious if passed by close skin-to-skin contact. In the past, wart removal has been a long, painful, and occasionally unsuccessful process that many people opt not to participate in at all due to the hassle.
At Mercado Medical Practice, we’re proud to offer an alternative to traditional wart removal treatments in the form of cryotherapy. Cryotherapy aims to treat the root of the problem, destroying not only the wart but also the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes it. While cryotherapy success rates depend on the nature, number, and location of warts, as well as the treatment regime given, most of our patients find that their treatment helps eliminate their warts faster and more easily than alternatives.
Cryotherapy can be used on all kinds of warts, including those on the face, feet, hands, and genital area. If you’re struggling with persistent warts and looking for treatment, reach out to Dr. Mercado and the team at Mercado Medical Practice to schedule your first cryotherapy session.
Frequently Asked Questions on Primary Care for Seniors
What are some common reasons for wounds and lacerations in older adults?
At Mercado Medical Practice, our wound care capabilities include treatments for the following injuries and more:
- Car accident injuries
It’s important to note that treatment for wounds and lacerations will depend on their type and severity. Patients with severe wounds should contact the office for the evaluation of the wound and appropriate medical care.
Why might I want cryotherapy?
While warts aren’t particularly dangerous, they can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Cryotherapy is a highly effective option for getting rid of warts at the source by eliminating the virus which causes them.
Why should I see a geriatric specialist?
Unlike more general primary care providers, a geriatric specialist like Dr. Mercado or Dr. Bossbaly can afford a highly focused level of care that attends to your individual, specific needs as an aging adult.