Online senior health care with a doctor you choose
Muscle or joint pain, medication management, preventive health screenings. Our HealthTap Primary Care doctors can offer specialized care and advice for issues related to Senior Health.
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Frequently asked questions
What kind of doctor is best for seniors?
We at HealthTap have a lot of respect for seniors and their unique healthcare needs, whether they are still living on their own (or with the assistance of home healthcare) or in long-term care facilities. Luckily, there are doctors who focus on the needs of the geriatric population.
Senior health care concerns seen by our doctors include:
- Back pain
- Bladder or urination issues
- Join Pain
- Knee pain
- Multi-medication management
- Routine health screenings
- Stroke risk reduction
- Senior nutrition
How do you treat joint pain in the elderly?
One of senior citizens' most common health conditions is joint pain and stiffness — especially in their knees, backs, and hands. Luckily, our virtual primary care physicians at HeathTap focused on senior health care will know the most up-to-date options for managing these issues and keeping our senior patients as comfortable as possible.
Does HealthTap have an online doctor that focuses on seniors' health?
At HealthTap, we prioritize offering exactly the type of care our patients need, when they need it, from the privacy of their own homes. We offer online doctor visits with trained, knowledgeable Family Medicine or Internal Medicine doctors with the click of a button.
Our providers can manage general wellness and and advise about preventative care for older adults plus treat certain types of chronic health conditions (including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and gastrointestinal disorders).
However, be aware that there are some issues that our HealthTap team cannot manage. We can not handle mental competency or disability certifications, elder abuse cases, complex post-surgical guidance or order medical equipment, which would need to be managed by an in-person doctor.
How can seniors talk to a doctor online?
Seniors today are far more technologically savvy than ever, so scheduling a telemedicine appointment with HealthTap is as simple as can be. All they need to do is access our easy-to-use website and follow the prompts.
From there, they'll be connected to a video visit with a HealthTap doctor who can help them with their concerns — whether managing medications or discussing new symptoms.
Unfortunately, we are unable to take Traditional Medicare or any Medicaid insurance plans at this time. However, our doctors are out-of-network providers for most other health insurance plans, plus many patients can use health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts for payment.
What is a good app to download for senior health from a doctor?
HealthTap also offers an easily downloaded app that seniors (as well as caregivers, loved ones, and family members approved by the patient) can use to access senior health care on demand. The healthcare system can be tricky to navigate, but our app puts quality, in-home senior healthcare far more accessible, no matter where our patients are located.
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Senior telehealth services
General health and nutrition
Routine health check-up
Bladder or urination issues
Pain or injuries
High blood pressure
Vitamins and supplements
What we don't treat
Disability or competency certification
Ordering medical equipment or devices
Post surgery guidance
HealthTap virtual visits are not intended for use in medical emergencies
Always call 911 or your local emergency service immediately if you think you have an emergency. If you experience any of the following medical issues or any other critical or life-threatening situations, go immediately to an emergency room:
- Chest Pain or Pressure
- Convulsion or Seizure
- Difficulty Breathing
- Mental Health or Substance Abuse Urgency
- Moderate to Severe Burn
- Pain Medication Overdose or Reaction (Narcotics)
- Serious Head, Neck, or Back Injury
- Serious Limb Impairment or Broken Bone
- Significant, Uncontrolled Bleeding
- Suicidal Ideation
What we can't prescribe
There are some medications that telemedicine providers, including HealthTap doctors, rarely if ever prescribe or refill.
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Psychiatric drugs like:
Lifestyle drugs like:
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Geoffrey Rutledge, MD, PhD, FACMI
Cofounder and Chief Medical Officer, HealthTap
Dr. Rutledge is a double-board certified physician who practiced and taught medicine for more than 25 years. He attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal, then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSD, and was certified by the boards of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He earned a PhD in medical computer science from Stanford, was an NIH-funded researcher, and served on clinical and teaching faculty at Harvard, Stanford, and UCSD medical schools. Before co-founding HealthTap, he created the first consumer health website and PHR at Healtheon/WebMD, was SVP of clinical transformation at First Consulting Group, CMIO at San Mateo Medical Center, and EVP, Product Development and Chief Medical Officer at Epocrates.