As we age, we’re faced with new health challenges. And while we are living longer than ever, our extended lifespans inevitably require more care. NSU Health Geriatric Medicine focuses on providing medical care for older adults—including the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of commonly experienced diseases and conditions. Your mental health and wellness—or that of a senior parent or aging loved one—is important and requires specialized attention from a compassionate and knowledgeable health care team.

Great Health Care Requires a Human Touch

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Good doctor-patient communication supports good health. At NSU Health, you’ll feel encouraged to ask the difficult questions and comfortable sharing your concerns with your health care team. We understand that an aging body may come with some additional challenges, but we’re here to help you feel better. Your doctors provide comprehensive and compassionate care tailored to the needs of adults 65 years of age or older. You can feel good about choosing us because at NSU Health, we support the journey to wellness at any age.

Going to the doctor for regular health screenings is essential for healthy aging. A 2021 study found that getting regular check-ups helps doctors catch chronic diseases early and can help patients reduce risk factors for disease, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. People who went to the doctor regularly also reported improved quality of life and feelings of wellness.

National Institute on Aging

Make Health and Wellness Your Top Priority

At NSU Health, we offer older adults the specialized health services they need to live healthier lives. As part of our geriatric medicine practice we treat chronic diseases such as arthritis, cancer, dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes, osteoporosis, sleep apnea, and more. 

NSU Health dentists are skilled in all areas of dentistry, providing specialty services and a range of comprehensive general and preventive care, diagnostic care, and restorative and cosmetic treatments. Our dental hygienists provide preventive care and educate you on preventive techniques to help maintain excellent oral health.

Services are tailored to address personal concerns, difficult relationships, or family needs. NSU can help problem solve and create happier families.

NSU Health offers hearing services that diagnose, manage, and treat patients of all ages, including those with special needs with hearing and vestibular (balance) disorders.

Visit our experienced Internal Medicine practitioners, who see adult patients seeking treatment or prevention of illnesses.

All residents of the South Florida area, including children, adolescents, adults, and elderly clients, have access to NSU Health's Psychology Services Center to help address personal concerns, difficult relationships, or family needs.

NSU offers occupational and physical therapy services at our 6,000-square-foot facility, which houses specialized equipment that will alleviate pain and get you moving.

Our board-certified specialists move a patient's muscles and joints using manipulative treatment techniques, like stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance, to diagnose, treat, or prevent injury.

The NSU Pharmacy fills prescriptions every weekday, and provides free wellness screenings the third Tuesday of every month.

You had our back. Now we have yours. NSU Health's Veterans Health Care Clinic is proud to offer affordable health care to veterans and their families in our South Florida facilities. You’ll have access to all of our services with many same-day and telehealth appointments available. Speak with specialized representatives who are knowledgeable about veteran care: (954) 262-3524select option 2 (Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.).



The Eye Care Institute at NSU provides primary and specialty eye care services, from contact lens exams to glaucoma treatment.

Professional Staff

Naushira Pandya, M.D., CMD, FACP

Geriatrics Department
Chair and Professor
Fellowship Program Director
Project Director, NSU South Florida Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

Vincent Guida, M.D., FACP

Geriatrics Department
Associate Professor

Hadi Masri, D.O.

Geriatrics Department
Associate Professor

Desiree Simon, DNP, APRN

Geriatrics Department
Assistant Professor

Schedule an Appointment

Request telehealth or in-person appointment at NSU Health; we are committed to making the scheduling process as convenient as possible, as well as creating a seamless, friendly, and patient-centered clinic experience. We typically respond to online submissions within two business days.

If you have any questions, call the NSU Patient Engagement Center at 954-NSU-CARE (954-678-2273) 
(Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm).

Click HERE to learn more about which health insurance plans NSU Health accepts.


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Accepted Health Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Avmed
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Plan
  • Dimension Health
  • Humana
  • Molina Health Plan
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • Simply Health
  • Tricare
  • United Health Care/Neighborhood
  • Wellcare Medicare
  • Children Medical Services Title 19
  • Children Medical Services Title 21
  • Sunshine Medicaid
  • Ambetter Select Plan
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

Patient Forms

After making an appointment, make sure your forms are up-to-date. If you’re new to NSU Health, please fill out the New Patient Packet. All forms, including those for each specific health care service, can be found at the link below.

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