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Lara Kester Surles MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
2450 Emerald Place Drive
Greenville, NC
(252) 551-1066; (252) 847-4100

Dr. Lara Surles works as a family practice physician and geriatrician in Greenville, NC. She is affiliated with Vidant Health. She obtained her medical school training at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Surles takes Medicare insurance.

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Mary Kathryn Rudyk MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Senior Health Center; 1709A S 16th Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 452-8633; (910) 452-4070

Dr. Mary Rudyk's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Rudyk is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, she performed her residency at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, osteoporosis, incontinence, behavioral management

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
2222 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 343-8209

Dr. Midesha Pillay's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Greenville, NC and Wilmington, NC. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Pillay attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She has received the following distinction: Geriatric Award, Brody School of Medicine Geriatric Division. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
1725 New Hanover Medical Park Drive
Wilmington, NC
(910) 662-9300; (910) 772-9202

Dr. Mark Williams is a general internist and geriatrician in Wilmington, NC. He has a special interest in memory loss. He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Williams performed his residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Geriatric Medicine, University Physicians, Maintaining function and independence, Memory loss, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Adult Critical Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness)
2221 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC

Dr. Stephen Young's areas of specialization are adult critical care, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Young's education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Family Medicine
2131 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 343-7000

Dr. Mark Darrow is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
2207 Delaney Avenue
Wilmington, NC
(910) 392-7064; (910) 763-3481

Dr. James Pence works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Pence is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
311-4e Judges Road
Wilmington, NC

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What is Geriatrics?

Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine that provides primary care to older adults. Physical health tends to decline with age, and geriatricians work to manage such age-related concerns as chronic illness, frailty, multiple medications, and declining mental health to keep seniors as active and independent as possible.

Some of the most common concerns seen by a geriatrician include:
  • Mobility issues, including the need for canes and walkers, as well as preventing falls
  • Osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, which affects as many as a quarter of all men and half of all women over fifty
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Incontinence, or the inability to control one’s bladder
  • Memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

A geriatrician may also provide their patients with comprehensive care that includes checking on their social health. Seniors are at increased risk for poverty, loneliness, abuse, and injuries in the home. As part of their health care, a geriatrician may inquire about family support, living conditions, or the ability of a patient to perform daily self-care tasks.

In some cases, a geriatrician may serve as an advisor to other physicians on a specific case or condition. However, most of the time geriatrics is a primary care specialty, and geriatricians provide routine health care to the older patients they work with.
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