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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's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Darrow's residency was performed at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Darrow has received the distinction of Fellow American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians.

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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 specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Greenville, NC. She is professionally affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. She is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Surles trained at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Surles honors Medicare insurance.

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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' medical specialty is 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 particular interest for Dr. Williams include memory loss. Dr. Williams 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. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include the University of Virginia Health System and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Rudyk has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. 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. 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 physician, geriatrician, and urgent care specialist. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Pitt County Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Pillay attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: Geriatric Award, Brody School of Medicine Geriatric Division.

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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 sees patients in Chapel Hill, NC and Wilmington, NC. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Young takes Community Eye Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

2207 Delaney Avenue
Wilmington, NC
(910) 392-7064; (910) 763-3481

Dr. James Pence works as a family practice physician, geriatrician, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Dr. Pence is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Afridi's hospital/clinic 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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