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

Dr. Mark Darrow works as a family practitioner and geriatrician. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital's residency program. Dr. Darrow has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians. Dr. Darrow is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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Mark Edward Williams FACP, MD
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 Wilmington, NC physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In his practice, he is particularly interested in memory loss. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Dr. Williams has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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 sees patients in Greenville, NC. Her medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Surles honors Medicare insurance. She attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Vidant Health.

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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's specialties are family medicine, urgent care, and geriatrics (elderly care). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pillay is professionally affiliated with Pitt County Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Pillay has received the distinction of Geriatric Award, Brody School of Medicine Geriatric Division.

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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 is an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Rudyk's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. She attended McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, osteoporosis, incontinence, behavioral management

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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Young is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of New Hanover Regional Medical Center's residency program. He takes several insurance carriers, including Community Eye Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. 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
3014 Wingpointe Place
Wilmington, NC
(910) 392-7064; (910) 763-3481

Dr. James Pence practices family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care) in Wilmington, NC. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Pence is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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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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