As we get older, we might want to dismiss the growing number of medical concerns we experience as just individual events. But at some point, it may be valuable to step back and look at the bigger picture- and if you’re smart, you’ll allow an expert to take a look with you. Geriatricians are specially trained physicians who provide comprehensive expertise for the broad range of health issues that can arise as you begin to age. They often work in tandem with other health professionals to provide a truly holistic approach to aging, something few other physicians have the time or expertise to provide. And there’s no reason to wait until you’re in the “old old” category. Even younger, healthy seniors can benefit from a check-in with a geriatrician. As writer and expert Jane Gross explains, you may need to swallow your pride when you make the appointment, but you’ll likely be glad you did. Read about her experience Here.