What is a Geriatrics Specialist?
A physician specializing in geriatrics is a medical doctor who works to prevent illness and disability in older adults. Geriatric physicians are primary care doctors who are specially trained in the aging process.
Care for those later in life
Geriatricians provide comprehensive medical care for people later in life. They are board certified, usually in either family medicine or internal medicine, and have received additional training and certification in geriatric medicine.
Conditions they Treat
Geriatric physicians are concerned with health problems that frequently affect older adults, such as pain, falls, memory loss, incontinence (involuntary loss of urine), and medication side effects. Another important aspect of geriatric medicine is evaluating an elderly patient's ability to care for him- or herself.