Geriatrics is a specialty branch of medicine that focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in old age. Besides the regular medical attention Geriatrics also deals with the psychology, economic and social aspects of the elderly.

It is unfortunate that there is a shortage of geriatricians/ physicians with geriatric training in the US, even though the number of aged population is ever growing. Many a times we have come across cases where a surgery for the elderly patient was prevented by the timely intervention of a geriatric specialist. Due to this shortage, the nation’s top academic geriatricians, focus on teaching the core principles of their specialty to everyone, including surgeons or discharge planners etc.

Geriatrics medical transcription is about medical transcription of documents from the geriatricians or other physicians trained in geriatrics. During geriatrics medical transcription it is always preferred to give the work to professional transcriptionists who have had previous experience in handling geriatrics cases. They will be more familiar with the drugs, problems and solutions of the elderly. Some of the common problems seen in the elderly are,

  • Incontinence
  • Immobility
  • Osteoporosis
  • Memory loss
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Instability
  • Obesity
  • Lung problems
  • Insufficient blood supply

Geriatrics transcription services handle all types of medical records for the elderly that can include a wide range of documents including, physical reports, clinic notes, operative reports, consultation notes, psychiatric evaluations, laboratory reports X-ray reports, pathology reports, discharge summaries etc.

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