Section of Geriatrics
The section of Geriatrics in the department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, is dedicated to training medical professionals within the specialty of geriatrics on the clinical impact of aging, enhancing the health of the elderly in our community, and fostering research to advance the care of older patients.
We provide clinical care in a teaching setting through Geriatric Medicine Associates (GMA), a non-profit group that is committed to improving the health of older persons through preventive health services, comprehensive assessments and long-term care. Patients come to us for our expertise in aging, our reputation for compassionate, unhurried care, our patient advocacy and our inclusion of family members as vital participants in the treatment plan.
Through our educational mission, GMA's goal is to enhance the quality of life for older people through an emphasis on healthy aging, preservation of function and independence, memory care, and a multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and care delivery.
The section of Geriatrics is addressing the needs of the aging population through the Huffington Center on Aging (HCOA) at Baylor College of Medicine, recognized as one of the most advanced centers on aging research in the nation. HCOA conducts basic and clinical science research, promotes superior health care at affiliated hospitals and other institutions, and provides medical education and training. The center was established in 1988 through the generous support of Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington. Advances in health care result in a longer lifespan, and our elderly population continues to grow at a rapid rate. The center will respond to the healthcare needs of older people with progressive care methods and expansive thinking.