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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' medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Surles is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Vidant Health.

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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

Dr. Mary Rudyk's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rudyk accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Rudyk completed her residency training at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. She is 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) 772-9202; (910) 662-9300

Dr. Mark Williams' medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Williams graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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

Dr. Mark David Darrow MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
2131 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC

Dr. Mark Darrow's medical specialty is family medicine, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Darrow accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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 is a physician who specializes in 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 studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He trained at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for his residency.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
2207 Delaney Avenue
Wilmington, NC
(910) 392-7064

Dr. James Pence works as a family practitioner and geriatrician. Dr. Pence studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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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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