A geriatric physician specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and disability in older adults. Geriatric medicine providers offer comprehensive medical care for people later in life. Their focus is on health problems that frequently affect older adults, such as pain, falls, memory loss and medication side effects. Another import aspect of geriatric medicine is evaluating an elderly patient's ability to care for themselves.
Geriatric medicine providers focus on all aspects of health care and work as part of a healthcare team to address issues that affect the elderly. Geriatric medicine providers see patients in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and physician offices.
Medical conditions treated by a geriatric provider may include:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Parkinson's disease
- Sleep disorders
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