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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 medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Darrow performed his residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. 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 1 rating)

Dr. Lara Surles is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Surles is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. 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 takes 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 is a Wilmington, NC physician who specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and general internal medicine. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Williams's training includes residency programs at North Carolina Memorial Hospital and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He has a special interest in memory loss. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Williams has received professional recognition including the following: 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 New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the University of Virginia Health System.

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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 geriatrics (elderly care) and general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rudyk accepts Medicare and Medicaid insurance. She attended medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. She completed her residency training at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in geriatrics (elderly care), urgent care, and family medicine and practices in Greenville, NC and Wilmington, NC. She is professionally affiliated with Pitt County Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. 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 has received the following distinction: Geriatric Award, Brody School of Medicine Geriatric Division. Dr. Pillay is conversant in Spanish.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Chapel Hill, NC and Wilmington, NC. He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He takes Humana, Community Eye Care, and CIGNA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Young attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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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 geriatrics (elderly care) and general internal medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Afridi graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. He is affiliated with WakeMed Cary Hospital and WakeMed Faculty Practice Plan.

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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. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He is 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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