We found 7 geriatricians near Wilmington, NC.
Dr. Lara Surles' areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After completing medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, Dr. Surles performed her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Vidant Health.
Dr. Mary Rudyk's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Wilmington, NC. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Rudyk accepts Medicare insurance. After attending McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. She is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).
Clinical interests: Dementia, osteoporosis, incontinence, behavioral management
Dr. Stephen Young is an internist and geriatrician in Chapel Hill, NC, Wilmington, NC, and Raleigh, NC. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Dr. Young accepts Medicare insurance.
Dr. Mark Darrow works as a family practice physician and geriatrician. Dr. Darrow attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.
Dr. Mark Williams' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Williams's medical residency was performed at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance.
Clinical interests: Geriatric care, function and independence, memory loss, ambulation difficulty
Dr. James Pence works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician in Wilmington, NC. He is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). Dr. Pence attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.
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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.