My 80-year-old mother has a number of aches and pains and has seen numerous doctors for different conditions (breast cancer, diverticulitis, low blood pressure, hip replacement surgery). She has not seen a regular general practitioner in many years from what I know. She currently has pain in her leg for which a doctor prescribed prednisone, but that doesn't address the cause. Does anyone have any experience with geriatric specialists? Any advice on how to persuade her to make an appointment and follow through?