New OU Health Geriatric Medicine Clinic Opening at Epworth Villa Retirement Community

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New OU Health Geriatric Medicine Clinic Opening at Epworth Villa Retirement Community

OU Health is bringing advanced care for seniors through a new senior health clinic at Epworth Villa Retirement Community in northwest Oklahoma City, providing specialized care for an aging population.

The OU Health Geriatrics at Epworth Villa clinic, 14901 N. Pennsylvania Ave., provides geriatrics primary and specialty care to the 425 full-time residents who call Epworth Villa home, as well as to adults over age 65 who live in the surrounding area.

“We are delighted to offer greater access to both our residents and the senior community in Oklahoma,” said Epworth Villa Retirement Community President and CEO Ron Kelly. “This will make a huge difference in the lives of our seniors.”

Oklahoma has approximately 875,877 adults aged 60 and older and approximately 140,000 adults aged 80 or older, according to The Oklahoma Department Human Services. Providing access to quality healthcare specific to their needs is a top priority for OU Health.

“OU Health is committed to enhancing the well-being of older adults with accessible, compassionate and comprehensive healthcare that focuses on an individual’s needs, no matter their stage of life,” said geriatrician Lee A. Jennings, M.D., MSHS, Chief of Geriatric Medicine at OU Health. “Not only will Epworth Villa residents benefit from receiving comprehensive care at home, but this new partnership also provides an opportunity for residents of northwest Oklahoma City to receive geriatrics primary and specialty care closer to home.”

This clinic provides senior primary care services, diagnostic visits for patients with cognitive concerns, and specialized geriatrics care for:

  • Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, especially with behavioral symptoms or safety concerns
  • Arthritis-related pain and mobility concerns
  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Brain health
  • Caregiver strain
  • Complex care with multiple conditions
  • Depression/mood disorders impacting daily activities
  • Difficulty with daily activities due to problems with cognition or mobility
  • Driving concerns
  • Healthy aging and prevention
  • Medication interactions and side effects
  • Memory concerns or abnormal cognitive screen needing further evaluation
  • Need for goals of care conversation and advance care planning
  • Polypharmacy or high-risk medication use

If you or a loved one needs comprehensive and compassionate senior health care call (405) 486-1372 to schedule for OU Health – Geriatrics at Epworth Villa. The team of experts at this clinic will include Seki Balogun, M.D., Geriatrician, and Rachel Hand, PA-C, an advanced practice provider specialized in senior health.

Learn more about the full suite of Senior Primary Care and Geriatric Medicine services at OU Health by visiting our website.