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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Family Medicine
2111 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 343-7000; (910) 815-5081

Dr. Mark Darrow's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Darrow performed his residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Fellow American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians.

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Mark Edward Williams FACP, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
1725 New Hanover Medical Park Drive
Wilmington, NC
(910) 662-9300; (910) 772-9202

Dr. Mark Williams' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include memory loss. Dr. Williams honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: 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. His professional affiliations include the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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

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' specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Surles is in-network 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. She is affiliated with Vidant Health.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner, geriatrician, and urgent care specialist. She takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For her residency, Dr. Pillay trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. She has received the distinction of Geriatric Award, Brody School of Medicine Geriatric Division. Dr. Pillay is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pitt County Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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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; (910) 452-4070

Dr. Mary Rudyk sees patients in Wilmington, NC. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rudyk graduated from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. The average patient rating for Dr. Rudyk is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, osteoporosis, incontinence, behavioral management

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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Adult Critical Care
2221 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC

Dr. Stephen Young works as an adult critical care specialist, hospice and palliative medicine specialist, and geriatrician. He is in-network for Community Eye Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of New Hanover Regional Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Young is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
3014 Wingpointe Place
Wilmington, NC
(910) 392-7064; (910) 763-3481

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

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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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