Overview

Partners for a lifetime of care

At UW Health, our geriatric and gerontology teams provide the care older adults need and deserve. As you age, new health concerns often develop. We help you enjoy life while maintaining your vigor.

Our team includes family, geriatric and internal medicine doctors. These doctors coordinate your care with specialists in nursing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapy, pharmacy and social work. When you need care from a specialist, you get the most advanced care available, from diabetes experts to world-renowned heart and vascular specialists.

We take a holistic approach to care. This includes disease management and prevention, functional rehabilitation, and end-of-life care.

Programs and research

Specialized care programs

Programs

We provide many programs to manage specific age-related conditions. Our offerings include:

We work to improve your care in the hospital and after your return home. We provide services including a social worker, pharmacist and physical therapist.

We offer clinics for geriatric and memory assessments, mobility and falls, and care for before, during and after surgery.

We help you prevent and manage memory loss. Learn more

We provide services to keep your care consistent when you change care settings. Learn more

We also provide focused cared for:

  • Bone optimization

  • Dementia

  • End of life

  • Osteoporosis care

  • Primary care

  • Sleep medicine

Advancing Alzheimer’s disease care through research

At UW Health, we research and study many aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. We want to improve the diagnosis, care and management for patients and families living with the condition. Our efforts include:

The center focuses on improving early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. We work to identify risk and protective factors and find ways to delay and slow Alzheimer’s. Learn more

The institute houses one of the world’s largest and longest-running studies of people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP). WRAP follows 1,580 people to learn about factors that impact Alzheimer’s. We share our data with other researchers. Learn more

Conditions and treatments

Age-related conditions and advanced treatments

Our geriatric physicians provide preventive services. They also assist with physical and emotional limitations that are common in older adults. These include:

  • Arthritis

  • Atrial fibrillation

  • Bowel incontinence

  • Decrease in performance of basic activities of daily living

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Medication management

  • Memory loss

  • Nutrition

  • Osteoporosis

  • Pain management

  • Sleep disorders

  • Urinary incontinence

Improving your independence and quality of life

At UW Health, we offer assistance with :

  • Acute care for elders

  • Elder law

  • Evaluating and managing age-associated sleep changes

  • Geriatric consultations

  • Managing behavior changes related to dementia

  • Memory care

  • Mobility and falls, including fall prevention education

  • Mood disorder (anxiety and depression) management 

  • Nutrition evaluation

  • Occupational physical therapy

  • On-site care for residents in the Oakwood Village assisted living or nursing home settings

  • Primary geriatric care

  • Social work

  • Transitional services

Meet our team

A supportive care team

The geriatrics team at UW Health includes experts in primary and specialty care for older patients.

Our providers

Locations

Expert care near you

We offer specialized geriatrics care at UW Health clinics in Fitchburg, Madison and Prairie du Sac.

  • East Clinic - Geriatrics
    • 5249 E. Terrace Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 265-1210
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  • Fitchburg Clinic - Geriatrics
    • 5543 E. Cheryl Pkwy. / Fitchburg, WI
    • (608) 263-7740
    • Closed now
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  • East Clinic - Geriatric Assessment Clinic
    • 5249 E. Terrace Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 265-1210
    • Closed now
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  • East Clinic - Memory Assessment Clinic
    • 5249 E. Terrace Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 265-1210
    • Closed now
    •  
      View hours, services and more
  • East Clinic - Mobility and Falls Clinic
    • 5249 E. Terrace Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 265-1210
    • Closed now
    •  
      View hours, services and more
  • Fitchburg Clinic - Memory Assessment Clinic
    • 5543 E. Cheryl Pkwy. / Fitchburg, WI
    • (608) 263-7740
    • Closed now
    •  
      View hours, services and more
  • Fitchburg Clinic - Mobility and Falls Clinic
    • 5543 E. Cheryl Pkwy. / Fitchburg, WI
    • (608) 263-7740
    • Closed now
    •  
      View hours, services and more
  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Sauk Prairie - Geriatrics
    • 250 26th Street, Suite 120 / Prairie du Sac, WI
    • (608) 643-6060
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