20 September 2017

Geriatric Gynecology for Seniors

The question of good physical care for aging adults in America is haunting many caregivers. Age increases vulnerability, probably because as we age we Care For Senior Womenbecome greatly reliant upon others and are susceptible to mistreatment. Physiologic processes as we age become less resistant therefore the potential for harm from medical care increases. Dr. Hinson has extensive experience serving women in their golden years and she has been able to address issues that are uniquely poignant to this phase of gynecology cycle.

Health issues that may harm the female patient both gynecology care and self-sufficiency include sensory deficits (such as lying in a bed for long periods of time where loss of feeling in lower extremities hides the vaginal issues), physical disability (unable to get around on her own), and cognitive impairment (patient is unable to speak due to stroke or other ailment) Speaking slowly and providing appropriate information can enhance patient understanding.

Gynecology Issues Unique to Senior Women

Some disease and illnesses that may be overlooked in geriatric female patients can include, Cancer screening, Osteoporosis, Gynecology symptoms , Incontinence (which is particularly complex issue, and must include bladder diary assessment and pelvic floor muscle training). Communication with the patient, her family, other providers, and health care organizations is an important frontline in avoiding errors and adverse outcomes.


Why Choose Dr. Hinson

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Passionate about her vision. Treating women as people, respecting their value as females, and as people.

25 years of OB/GYN experience, acting as the only doctor for most of her patients , treating other medical needs as well.

Emphasizes a partnership with the patient in her health care, strongly advocating her responsibility in her health.

Focused, nonjudgemental listener, effective communicator and educator.

Considers the patient's overall health, mental state, and social issues as possible factors contributing to her present problems.

Considers the female body as a whole, not just the pelvic region.

Committed to staying current with changing guidelines and treatment options.

Continuously updating skills with emphasis on minimally invasive and in-office procedures.

More About Dr. Hinson

For 25 years Dr. Joanne S. Hinson has provided compassionate healthcare to the women of Salt Lake City, Utah and beyond. From puberty to menopause, Dr Hinson provides the best personalized GYN services… caring for the whole woman.

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