UMC Geriatric Services

Healthcare needs for senior adults are unique. UMC offers patient-centered healthcare for adults 65 and older from a skilled and compassionate medical team that specializes in caring for seniors.

Expert Care by a Multidisciplinary Team

Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals led by a geriatrician. Team members include board certified physician specialists, registered nurses, occupational and physical therapists, respiratory therapists, registered dieticians, case managers and social workers. The team's focus is on improving every patient's health.

Geriatric Care Closer to Home

The same multidisciplinary team approach and care is available at our Outpatient Clinics in an outpatient setting. This means that the patient’s link between the hospital and Geriatrician is seamless, resulting in better outcomes and continuity of care in and out of the hospital.

At our Outpatient Clinics, a patient could be assessed, diagnosed and referred for hospitalization. Or, a patient can receive follow-up care at the centers after a hospitalization.

Outpatient Specialty Services

Our Outpatient Clinics offer specialty healthcare services for health conditions that affect geriatric age patients.

Service Locations

  University Medical Center – Main

  4815 Alameda Ave.
(Department hours vary.)



  UMC – East

  1521 Joe Battle Blvd. at Vista Del Sol
  Clinic Hours: Mon. – Sat.: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.



“UMC  UMC – Sun Plaza

   1221 E. San Antonio Avenue
   Clinic Hours: Mon. & Wed.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fri.: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.



“UMC  UMC – Chelsea

  600 Chelsea St. (In the Chelsea Apartment Tower)
  Clinic Hours: Tues. - Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.



Clinic Leadership

Ismael Rodriguez-Vazquez, MD

Ismael Rodriguez-Vazquez, MD

Ismael Rodriguez-Vazquez, MD, graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus School of Medicine Magna Cum Laude in 2009. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City where he also did his Fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez is fluent in both English and Spanish. 

Jose Luis Aguirre, MD

Jose Luis Aguirre, MD

Dr. Jose Luis Aguirre is a Board-Certified physician who specializes in Geriatric and Internal Medicine at University Medical Center El Paso. Dr. Aguirre received his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez and completed his internal medicine residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, where he was recognized with the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. He went on to complete a geriatric medicine fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and brings many years of heath care experience to UMC. Dr. Aguirre works exclusively with geriatric patients (65+) and provides primary care and specialty care in the areas of dementia evaluation/treatment, polypharmacy intervention/reduction, fall risk assessment/evaluation, advance care planning and palliative care.