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We found 8 geriatricians near Wilmington, NC.

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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) in Greenville, NC. She is affiliated with Vidant Health. Dr. Surles studied medicine at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Surles completed a residency program at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Mary Rudyk works as a general internist and geriatrician in Wilmington, NC. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rudyk accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Rudyk attended medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. She is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Clinical interests: Dementia, osteoporosis, incontinence, behavioral management

Mark Edward Williams MD, FACP
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' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Before completing his residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Williams takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Clinical interests: Geriatric care, function and independence, memory loss, ambulation difficulty

Midesha Pillay-Stewart MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2222 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 343-8209

Dr. Midesha Pillay-Stewart's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Wilmington, NC and Greenville, NC. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Pillay-Stewart has received professional recognition including the following: Geriatric Award, Brody School of Medicine Geriatric Division. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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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 specialties are adult critical care, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Young is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He trained at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for his residency.

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

Dr. Mark Darrow practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). He is a graduate of 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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