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1 . resultLara Kester Surles MD
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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)

2450 Emerald Place Drive
Greenville, NC
(252) 551-1066; (252) 847-4100

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Lara Surles sees patients in Greenville, NC. Her medical specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and family medicine. She attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. She trained at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Surles is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Vidant Medical Center.

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2 . resultJose Enrique Gonzalez MD
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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Family Medicine

1121 Military Cutoff Road; Suite 377
Wilmington, NC

(rated 4.5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Jose Gonzalez works as a geriatrician and family medicine physician in Asheville, NC and Wilmington, NC. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include New Hanover Regional Medical Center, CarolinaEast Medical Center, and Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

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3 . resultDr. Mark David Darrow MD
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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Family Medicine

2111 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 815-5081

(rated 1 in 1 rating)

Dr. Mark Darrow's specialties are geriatrics (elderly care), general internal medicine, and family medicine. Dr. Darrow takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital for residency. Dr. Darrow has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians. He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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4 . resultMidesha Pillay-Stewart MD
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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's specialties are geriatrics (elderly care), urgent care, and family medicine. Dr. Pillay is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Geriatric Award, Brody School of Medicine Geriatric Division. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Pillay is affiliated with Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

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5 . resultDr. Kavita Sharda Persaud MD
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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)

5919 Oleander Drive; Suite 109
Wilmington, NC
(910) 799-5508

(rated an average of 3.7 in 8 ratings)

Clinical interests: Primary care and consultation for senior patients. Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementia. ... (Read more)

Dr. Kavita Persaud's specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and general internal medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Duplin General Hospital, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. After attending Queen's University Belfast for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Persaud has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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6 . resultMark Edward Williams MD
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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 specializes in general practice and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His residency was performed at North Carolina Memorial Hospital and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Williams's distinctions include: 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. He is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Martha Jefferson Hospital, and the University of Virginia Health System.

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7 . resultMary Kathryn Rudyk MD
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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

(rated an average of 2.7 in 7 ratings)

Clinical interests: Dementia, osteoporosis, incontinence, behavioral management

Dr. Mary Rudyk practices geriatrics (elderly care) and general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Rudyk an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She attended McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University for residency. Dr. Rudyk's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duplin General Hospital, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

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8 . resultDr. Shyam Lal Garg MD
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Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)

14980 US Highway 17 N
Hampstead, NC
(910) 270-2722

(rated an average of 3.5 in 2 ratings)

Dr. Shyam Garg works as a geriatrician and general internist. He speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Dr. Garg's residency was performed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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9 . resultMrs. Marsha Duke Fretwell MD
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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)

7010 Market Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 686-1099

(rated an average of 4 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: Health promotion, depression, cognitive impairments

Dr. Marsha Fretwell's areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Fretwell attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Fretwell is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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10 . resultStephen Lewis Young MD
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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
(910) 772-5444; (910) 343-0161

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

Dr. Stephen Young is an adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. He honors First CarolinaCare, CIGNA Plans, Three Rivers, and more. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Dr. Young is affiliated with Duke University Health System and the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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11 . resultSaifullah Khan Afridi MD
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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 is a physician who specializes in geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Afridi is professionally affiliated with WakeMed Faculty Practice Plan and WakeMed Cary Hospital.

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12 . resultJames Jerome Pence Jr MD
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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 geriatrician, family medicine practitioner, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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13 . resultEileen M Caquias-Gonzalez MD
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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Family Medicine

1121 Military Cutoff Road; Suite 377
Wilmington, NC
(910) 795-1464

Dr. Eileen Caquias-Gonzalez's areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and family medicine; she sees patients in Asheville, NC and Wilmington, NC. Her professional affiliations include Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. After completing medical school at Ponce School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Caquias-Gonzalez is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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14 . resultDr. Pamela Dolores Harris DO
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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Family Medicine

1121 Military Cutoff Road; Suite 377
Wilmington, NC
(910) 795-1471

Dr. Pamela Harris works as a geriatrician and family medicine practitioner. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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15 . resultMr. Eugenio De Jesus (DeJesus) Gonzalez PAC, PA
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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Urgent Care

4402 Shipyard Boulevard
Wilmington, NC
(910) 452-7000

16 . resultLeslie Gallagher NP
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Specializes in Psychiatry, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)

311-4e Judges Road
Wilmington, NC

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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