We found 8 geriatricians near Wilmington, NC.

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Dr. Lara Kester Surles, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2450 Emerald Place Drive
Greenville, NC
 

Dr. Lara Surles specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with Vidant Health. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Surles attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine.

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Dr. Mary Kathryn Rudyk, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Senior Health Center; 1709a S 16th Street
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. Mary Rudyk practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Rudyk 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 professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Dementia

Dr. Mark Edward Williams, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1725 New Hanover Medical Park Drive
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. Mark Williams is an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. 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. He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Clinical interests: Memory Loss

Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5305 Wrightsville Avenue; Suite B
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. Gerald Points practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Points studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Points average 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
311-4e Judges Road
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. Valencia Covington specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Covington is professionally affiliated with Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2207 Delaney Avenue
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. James Pence is a family medicine physician and geriatrician in Wilmington, NC. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Pence is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1202 Medical Center Drive
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. David Dafashy's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Dafashy studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has received the following distinctions: ACE intern award, Mayo Clinic and Senior Medical Resident Teaching Award, Mayo Clinic. He speaks French.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Geriatrics
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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