We found 7 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' specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Surles accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Vidant Health.

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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 works as an internist and geriatrician in Wilmington, NC. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). Dr. Rudyk accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Rudyk graduated from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. Her training includes residency programs at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University.

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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' medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Williams is in-network 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 General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2221 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC

Dr. Stephen Young works as a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Young is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Geriatrics
2131 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC

Dr. Mark Darrow's medical specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Darrow is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. James Pence practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Pence is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine.

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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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