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For Patients

Brandon Koretz, MDMy name is Dr. Brandon Koretz and I'd like to welcome you to the Geriatric Medicine Practice at UCLA. Our mission is to provide outstanding, comprehensive care that addresses all of our patients' needs. We work with each patient and family to craft a care plan that respects their needs, preferences, and unique conditions.

UCLA geriatricians are specialists in managing the overall health of people age 65 and older and treating the medical disorders that frequently affect the elderly, including falls and immobility, urinary incontinence (lack of bladder control), memory loss and dementia, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.

UCLA geriatricians provide two models of outpatient care. We can act as a patient's primary care physician. In this role, we coordinate all aspects of care including preventive measures, urgent issues, and care delivered by specialists. The second model allows us to provide assistance and advice to patients and their primary physicians when questions about geriatric issues arise.

As a result of our specialized training as geriatricians, we can knowledgably consider and address a broad spectrum of health-related factors – including medical, psychological and social – when treating our patients. UCLA geriatric patient care also draws on the vast clinical services of UCLA, including treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, psychiatric services and specialty care. In addition, UCLA provides referral to community-based organizations for help with in-home services, exercise and wellness programs and other resources.