Our providers offer primary care services to elderly patients in a variety of settings. Staff geriatricians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists provide inpatient, outpatient, and nursing facility care. Patients who are likely to benefit from geriatric medicine evaluation include those with memory problems, incontinence, gait instability, falls, chronic illness, and complex drug regimens, as well as those who are in need of extended care.
We offer the best health care available in a warm, attentive environment, including:
- On-site laboratory and x-ray services
- Nurse available every day to address any health care needs
- Ability to coordinate with home care agencies and rehabilitation programs
- Phone answering service 24 hours a day
- Medication Therapy Management
What we treat
- Sensory impairment
- Pressure sores
- Drug-induced illness and iatrogenesis
Spending more than half of her time visiting home-bound seniors shows Dr. Houts passion for "providing home-based care to frail adults with functional and cognitive impairments that may otherwise limit their access to quality primary care." Dr. Houts is originally from Minneapolis, having completed her undergrad degree at the University of Minnesota, followed by her internal medicine residency at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She is proud to serve seniors in the Twin Cities.
Congratulations to Rising Star, Dr. Houts!
Older adults are more likely to fall. Your medical history may increase your chances of falling. A referral to our Falls Clinic at the Senior Care Clinic, Parkside can get you started on preventing falls.
Extended Care is for HCMC patients residing in subacute care and nursing facilities served by our team. HCMC nurse practitioners and physicians visit patients and provide ongoing medical care as needed. We focus on patients needing rehabilitation after hospitalization and those needing long-term care.
Caregiver support group
Are you a caregiver of an elder or know of a caregiver who might benefit from education, resources, and the chance to connect with others experiencing similar challenges and emotions? We offer monthly caregiver support meetings for individuals caring for elderly loved ones and friends. Meetings take place at the Parkside Professional Building, Suite 440. Please contact Becky Pihl for upcoming dates, 612-873-9707.
Research and education
The geriatric medicine staff is committed to expanding the fund of knowledge in clinical geriatric health care through ongoing clinical research programs. Senior Care physicians, nurse practitioners, and social workers serve as teachers to students and other physicians to promote knowledge, skills, and sensitivity to concerns of aging.
This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read our FAQs about hospital-based clinics to learn more.