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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Family Medicine

2111 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 815-5081

(Average of 1 in 1 rating)

Dr. Mark Darrow works as a family practitioner and geriatrician. He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Darrow attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. He has received the following distinction: 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

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Dr. Lara Surles' specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Greenville, NC. 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 an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Surles is professionally 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

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

Dr. Mark Williams' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Wilmington, NC. In his practice, he is particularly interested in memory loss. His professional affiliations include the University of Virginia Health System and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Dr. Williams attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He honors 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.

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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

(Average of 2.7 in 7 ratings)

Clinical interests: Dementia, osteoporosis, incontinence, behavioral management

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

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner, geriatrician, and urgent care specialist. She attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Pillay has received the distinction of Geriatric Award, Brody School of Medicine Geriatric Division. In addition to English, Dr. Pillay speaks 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

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

Dr. Stephen Young is a general internist and geriatrician in Chapel Hill, NC and Wilmington, NC. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Dr. Young takes Community Eye Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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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 family practitioner, geriatrician, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. He is a graduate of 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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Afridi's 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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