Geriatricians diagnose, treat and manage diseases and conditions that require a unique approach when dealing with older adults.

They give special attention to situations of concern, including falls, incontinence, preoperative assessment and post-operative management, cerebrovascular disease, dementia, sensory impairment and other cognitive and affective changes that occur with aging.

Patient & DoctorGeriatricians are often the primary physician for older adults and help to coordinate the care of the additional services and specialists needed.


Our geriatricians will conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify the signs of dementia and other geriatric conditions. Additionally, they will provide:

  • Memory assessments
  • Fall and balance evaluations
  • Medication management
  • Assistance with complex Geriatric syndromes

Coordination of Care

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group’s Geriatrics Team collaborates with other Hartford HealthCare services in our network to assess and support families and caregivers in a number of ways:

  • Dementia experts with The Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging help educate caregivers about patients’ behaviors.
  • Close coordination with Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network and Hartford HealthCare at Home can further refer needed patients for gait and balance training.
  • The team-based, resource-rich care provides an excellent quality of life for both patients and their families.


Resource for Elderly And Care at Home

The R.E.A.C.H. program works closely with your primary care provider to send an experienced advanced practice provider to your home for health visits. If you have difficulty getting to the doctor’s office, or are a high risk for hospitalization or readmission, R.E.A.C.H. will provide you with the highest quality of care you need without leaving your home.

For more information, contact us at 888.860.0060.

Our Geriatrics Care Locations:

Meet our Geriatricians:

Name Specialties Location
Bello, Sherifa, APRN 860.380.5150
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Bloomfield
Valvani, Rachna, MD 888.860.0060
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Torrington