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

Dr. Mark Darrow is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is in-network 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 his residency. He has received the distinction of Fellow American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians. Dr. Darrow is affiliated with New Hanover Regional 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 is a Wilmington, NC physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Dr. Williams attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include memory loss. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including 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 hospital/clinic 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' specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Greenville, NC. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Surles's medical residency was performed at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

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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 a general internist and geriatrician. After attending McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rudyk honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rudyk is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

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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). Her professional affiliations include Pitt County Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Pillay graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Pillay has received professional recognition including the following: Geriatric Award, Brody School of Medicine Geriatric Division. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 in Chapel Hill, NC and Wilmington, NC. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Community Eye Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Afridi is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. His professional affiliations include 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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