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Geriatrics Specialist

Karen E. Lee, MD, MPH -  - Geriatrics

Tucson Family and Geriatric Medicine

Karen E. Lee, MD, MPH

Geriatrics & Family Medicine located in Northwest Tucson, AZ

At Tucson Family and Geriatric Medicine, Karen Lee, MD, who is a Harvard-trained geriatrician, offers customized health services to meet the changing needs of the elderly. Dr. Lee’s extensive training and experience as well as dedication to improving your quality of life ensure you receive the highest quality geriatric care. You can benefit from her expertise in diagnosing and managing chronic conditions like dementia, heart disease, medication management and balance issues. To schedule a geriatric consultation, call the Tucson, Arizona, office or book a consultation online today. We serve patients from Tucson, Oro Valley,, Catalina Foothills and Marana.

Geriatrics Q & A

What is geriatrics?

Geriatrics is a branch of health care that focuses on the unique and changing needs of the elderly. The goals of geriatric care for older persons are to:

  • Manage existing health
  • Enhance quality of life
  • Increased independence

Dr. Lee also focuses on the physical and emotional needs of each individual through highly customized treatment plans, medication management unique to elderly populations, and comprehensive preventive care.

By working with a geriatric specialist like Dr. Lee, you benefit from her expertise and knowledge of the many health conditions and impairments that go along with aging.

What geriatric services are available?

To ensure you have access to the highest quality care, Dr. Lee provides a range of in-office geriatric services to diagnose and treat chronic health issues like:

  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Falls
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thyroid disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure

Dr. Lee also offers geriatric-focused screenings for balance, depression, and dementia. For those undergo medication therapy for multiple health conditions, Dr. Lee provides medication management services.

Why do I need medication management services?

As an older person with complex health issues, you may take multiple medications to keep you functioning properly. It can be overwhelming to ensure you take the right medicines for your condition at the right dosage.

Dr. Lee evaluates all the medications you take and works closely with you to manage them properly. She also identifies possible situations where your medications may negatively interact with each other, causing potentially harmful health issues.

What can I expect during my first geriatric consultation?

During your initial visit, Dr. Lee reviews your medical history and medications. She also discusses any new symptoms you’re experiencing and any concerns you have about your general health and safety.

Dr. Lee performs a physical exam, checking the function of your major systems, including your heart and lungs. 

Based on your health history, she may order diagnostic tests, such as blood work, and perform specialized screenings for issues like memory loss or osteoporosis. To ensure your safety at home, Dr. Lee may do a fall risk assessment, evaluating your balance and mobility.

By considering all of the issues that affect your quality of life, Dr. Lee sets up a timeline for additional wellness checks to monitor and manage existing health conditions.

If you need an experienced geriatric specialist, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking feature.

We see patients from the surrounding cities Oro Valley, Tucson, Catalina foothills and Marana

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