We’re committed to focusing on the health and lifestyle of patients over 65 or patients under 65 with one or more geriatric syndromes.

By working with our patients, their caregivers and their primary care physicians and specialists, our geriatricians can help improve quality of life, avoid preventable illness, reduce risks associated with disease processes and medications and educate patients on how they can remain healthy, active and connected to their community.  

Conditions treated by a geriatrician include:

  • Dementia
  • Incontinence
  • Memory Loss
  • Delirium
  • Confusion
  • Falls
  • Mobility Disorders
  • Polypharmacy
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Frailty

Geriatricians at Swedish Hospital 

Dr. Erika HutzErika Hutz, D.O. 

Dr. Erika Hutz is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics. Her clinical interests include dementia, geriatrics, incontinence, memory loss, delirium, falls, mobility disorders, polypharmacy, unexplained weight loss and frailty. She speaks English and German.

“Maintaining independence and quality of life for my patients is of utmost importance to me,” said Dr. Hutz. “I work with an interdisciplinary team to set and achieve goals and educate my patients about how to stay healthy, active and connected.”

Cheema, Adeela 250x250Adeela Cheema, M.D. 

Dr. Adeela Cheema is a board-certified geriatrician. Her clinical interests include dementia, medical education, polypharmacy, transitions of care, multimorbidity and interprofessional education and collaboration. She speaks English, Punjabi and Urdu.

“I believe in making sure patients feel empowered and educated regarding their health," said Dr. Cheema. "I believe in a collaborative approach between patients and their physicians can ensure a better quality of life and general health.”


To schedule an appointment with a geriatrician, please call 773-878-6888.