Who Needs to See a Geriatrics Healthcare Professional?
While primary care physicians—general internists and family physicians—care for most older people, geriatricians frequently provide the primary care for older adults who have the most complicated medical and social problems. Also, because of their unique qualifications and training, geriatricians are often sought to provide consultations for the frailest of older persons.
A geriatrician should be consulted when:
- An older person's condition causes considerable impairment and frailty. These patients tend to be over the age of 75 and coping with a number of diseases and disabilities, including cognitive (mental) problems.
- Family members and friends are feeling considerable stress and strain as caregivers.
HealthinAging.org Geriatrics Healthcare Professional List
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All healthcare professionals participating in our referral service are members of the American Geriatrics Society. If you are a member and would like to opt-into this service, you may do so through your membership profile or by contacting our membership team.
Physicians listed in our referral service are either Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine (Internists) or have a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine (Family Physicians).
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