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- n. A physician who specializes in geriatrics.
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- n. A medical doctor specialising in the assessment and treatment of elderly people.
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- n. a specialist in gerontology
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Something is happening in hip fracture, said Colin Currie, consultant geriatrician and one of the report's authors.
Fewer patients are developing pressure ulcers and more are getting the assessment they need from a specialist geriatrician – 37% compared with 24% in 2009.
As an internist and geriatrician working (as well as a lifelong New Yorker), I got a bird's eye view as Saint Vincent's did god's work in caring for generations of some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers.
But there's not a single geriatrician – a doctor who specializes in treating the elderly – in all of Putnam County, where a fifth of the county's 74,000 people are seniors.
We need a new breed of "geriatrician GPs" whose clear role is to "see the person" and help each individual to maintain the best possible quality of life for the longest duration.
Call a family meeting, but be sure to have a neutral mediator run it — a geriatrician, social worker, psychoanalyst or care manager.
In half a day, a geriatrician meeting with one team can impact 500 patients, Counsell says.
Then a larger team, including a geriatrician, pharmacist and physical therapist, develop a care plan.
We have taken care of people at home with palliative care for six or seven years — people with a range of cancers, scleroderma, emphysema and shortness of breath, says Diane Meier, a geriatrician at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
"BE YOUR OWN HEALTH ADVOCATE" SEMINAR, John R. Burton, a Johns Hopkins geriatrician, offer tips on Medicare and other health-care coverage and the best ways to communicate with a doctor. 6-8 p.m.,