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Geriatric & Memory Center

The Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center is dedicated to assisting patients who are dealing with memory loss and age-related health concerns.  The Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center offers services for geriatric patients in need of medical care, and they also provide resources for social work and counseling. The center conducts clinical research and was founded by Dr. Robert Bender.  The experienced medical staff of Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center also includes Dr. Yogesh Shah and Sandra Scholten, FNP-BC.

The Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center specializes in providing compassionate care for older patients who are experiencing age-related or complex medical conditions including:
  • Memory loss
  • Multiple medical conditions
  • Psychological and Social concerns
  • Frequent falls
  • Incontinence
  • Wandering
  • Depression
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Decline or lack of independent functioning
  • Osteoporosis

If you or an elderly loved one is dealing with complex healthcare needs, our Geriatric and Memory Care providers are here to assist you.  The staff has extensive experience working with patients facing dementia, osteoporosis, and other age-related considerations. Our emphasis is to improve an elderly patient's health,well-being and quality of life. Our experienced providers complete a comprehensive review of a patient's medical history, medications, nutritional plan, physical impairments, home environment and any other influences that contribute to overall health and well-being. We assist our patients with setting realistic healthcare objectives that can be achieved in a dignified and respectful manner. We are also available to assist with palliative care and developing a plan for addressing end-of-life issues.

Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention Center

Our team of board certified providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and osteopenia.  We focus on minimizing bone loss, optimizing bone health and preventing fractures that are associated with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive osteoporosis treatment program includes a focus on good nutrition, exercise, and fall prevention.  The most important nutrients that are needed to address osteoporosis are calcium and vitamin D. While calcium is the key to building healthy bones, the presence of vitamin D enables your bones to absorb calcium.  Medications are sometimes prescribed to slow or stop bone loss, increase bone density and reduce the risk of fractures.  Physical therapy can also improve overall bone health and prevent fractures. Our providers will assist you by identifying nutrient rich foods to incorporate within your diet and by developing a list of safe exercises that will promote healthy bones and minimize bone loss.

Clinic Hours
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Providers
Robert Bender, MD
Sandra Scholten, FNP-BC
Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH, FAAFM
 

To schedule an appointment, please call (515) 282-5700.

1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50314-1597 | Phone 515-282-2200 | Fax 515-282-3589
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