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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Family Medicine
2111 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 815-5081

Dr. Mark Darrow's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Darrow attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Darrow completed a residency program at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians.

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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 is a Greenville, NC physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Surles is professionally affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. 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.

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Mark Edward Williams MD
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
2221 S. 17th Street - SEAHEC
Wilmington, NC
(910) 772-9202; (910) 343-0161

Dr. Mark Williams is a Wilmington, NC physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include memory loss. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Williams studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Williams completed residency programs at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and North Carolina Memorial Hospital. His distinctions include: Fellow American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians; Best Practices Award, National Institute on Human Resources in Aging; and Silver Reel Award, International Television Association. His professional affiliations include the University of Virginia Health System and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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

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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

Dr. Mary Rudyk's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Wilmington, NC. The average patient rating for Dr. Rudyk is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Rudyk attended McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, osteoporosis, incontinence, behavioral management

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

Dr. Midesha Pillay practices family medicine, urgent care, and geriatrics (elderly care) in Greenville, NC and Wilmington, NC. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Pillay takes Medicare insurance. She has received the distinction of Geriatric Award, Brody School of Medicine Geriatric Division. Dr. Pillay is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Pitt County Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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Stephen Lewis Young MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
2131 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 772-5444; (910) 343-0161

Dr. Stephen Young works as a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Young is an in-network provider for Community Eye Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Coordination of geriatric care, advanced care planning and family support.

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

Dr. James Pence's medical specialty is family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Pence is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
2131 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 343-7001

Dr. Saifullah Afridi practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Afridi's professional affiliations include WakeMed Cary Hospital and WakeMed Faculty Practice Plan. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Urgent Care
4402 Shipyard Boulevard
Wilmington, NC
(910) 452-7000

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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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