As you age, you can maintain your independence by seeing your doctor regularly. He or she is your partner in good health. He or she will make sure you receive age-appropriate health screenings and vaccines to stay healthy.
Zeba S. Geloo, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursInternal Medicine Associates
110 Irving St NW Rm 2A38
Washington, DC 20010
- Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield
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- First Health
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- Washington Hospital Center
- How can seeing my doctor regularly help maintain my independence as I age?
How can I maintain my independence as I age?
For many seniors, independence means a different type of freedom -- from relying on others for assistance -- and maintaining it throughout their golden years. There are some things you can do to help maintain independence by staying healthy.
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- Stay active.
- Stay social.
- See your doctor.
- Take your medicine.
- Manage stress.
- Get help when you need it.
How can I help a senior stay healthy?
Anthony Cirillo, Gerontology, answeredSenior citizens are often lonely, alone, fearful, and distressed -- just more factors brewing in a perfect storm against their better health. It is up to all of us to make sure our elders have a supportive social network that can come to their aid, reduce their anxiety, provide peace of mind, and reduce isolation. Stress has been linked to many health problems. Our immune systems become so preoccupied with combating stress that other ailments creep up.
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