Medical Professionals

A doctor and her older patient looking at a tablet together in a doctor's office.

Medical professionals are uniquely positioned to discuss driving safety concerns with older patients because they are familiar with their patient's medical conditions and medications. In this case, medical professionals comprise various clinicians who care for a patient—specifically an older patient—and can include primary care physicians, neurologists, geriatricians, occupational therapists, physical assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other specialists.

ChORUS provides resources to help integrate driving safety into patient encounters with older adults. It also contains information and referrals that can help connect patients to additional supports and solutions that will enable them to drive safely for as long as possible. You also may want to refer to the American Geriatric Society Older Driver Safety page for additional guidance.