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

Dr. Mark Darrow specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Darrow attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of 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 practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). 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 accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Surles is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center.

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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Wilmington, NC. He has a special interest in memory loss. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include the University of Virginia Health System and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Williams performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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

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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 areas of specialization are family medicine, urgent care, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Pillay takes Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. She has received the following distinction: Geriatric Award, Brody School of Medicine Geriatric Division. Dr. Pillay speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Pitt County Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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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 works as a general internist and geriatrician in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Rudyk has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Rudyk completed residency programs at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. She is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Young is in-network for Community Eye Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Young completed a residency program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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 practices family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Pence is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Afridi is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. He is affiliated with WakeMed Cary Hospital and WakeMed Faculty Practice Plan.

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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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