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Compassionate Expertise

At AdventHealth, it’s our privilege to serve older adults and their caregivers with respect, compassion, and nationally recognized expertise. From our network of internal medicine and specialist providers to our emergency care and hospital services, our team members apply best medical practices in caring for older adults.

Our primary and specialty providers partner with you to assess your ongoing health needs and connect you to resources that support your health goals including referrals to our specialists, prescription management and other services such as rehabilitation, home health care, imaging, health and nutrition education, support groups, and more. Let our compassionate network of care help you and your loved ones navigate this chapter in life with confidence. It’s our privilege to care for you.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Age Well

What is Age-Friendly Health Care?

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has designated the AdventHealth Medical Group locations across Western North Carolina as Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence. As an older adult, you can count on your AdventHealth provider to focus on the four essentials of care as identified by the Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative. Your physician will learn about your goals and preferences within the framework below at your annual wellness visit each year, and your care team will work with you based on what matters to you.

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Care for Older Adults

Our on-site Patient Resource Team specializes in matching you to internal medicine providers who best fit your needs based on your location within Western North Carolina. Call Call828-348-6688 to schedule an appointment or learn the latest information regarding our providers, clinics, and state-of-the-art services available. Our Patient Care Navigators look forward to connecting you to physicians who will meet the needs of your family and loved ones.

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    Internal Medicine

    AdventHealth internal medicine physicians practice in a variety of locations in Henderson and Buncombe counties and welcome patients 18 years and older with a focus on older adults. Internal medicine providers have additional training on more complex health conditions. Older adults can benefit from working with an internal medicine provider for close medication monitoring as well as management of multiple specialists.

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    Family Medicine

    Family medicine providers are ideal for people who are generally in good health and want continuous care to stay well. Our family medicine physicians practice in a variety of locations in Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania and Polk counties, and welcome patients of all ages.

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    Emergency Care

    AdventHealth Hendersonville is proud to have earned the Geriatric Emergency Department accreditation awarded by the American College of Emergency Physicians to emergency departments that have developed a comprehensive approach to caring for older patients.

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What matters to you?

"Studies show that 75 percent of the older adult population have one chronic illness and 60 percent are living with two. As older adults across the country are choosing to approach aging with new vigor, they are seeing multiple specialists, using multiple medications, and seeing an impact on their thinking and mobility. AdventHealth providers demonstrate a high level of passion for this population and are ready to help both older adults and caregivers feel whole as they navigate changing health care needs."

--Anna Hicks, MD, board-certified geriatrician and Community Physician Champion for Age-Friendly Initiatives at AdventHealth Hendersonville

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