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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Family Medicine

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

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Dr. Mark Darrow's specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and family medicine. He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Dr. Darrow studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 practices geriatrics (elderly care) and family medicine in Greenville, NC. Dr. Surles is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for 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 works as a geriatrician and general internist in Wilmington, NC. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Williams performed his residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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 affiliated with 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 specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and general internal medicine. 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 has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Rudyk takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her professional 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's areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care), urgent care, and family medicine; she sees patients in Greenville, NC and Wilmington, NC. She obtained her medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Pillay 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 professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Adult Critical 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 specializes in adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and practices in Chapel Hill, NC and Wilmington, NC. 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 accepts First CarolinaCare, CIGNA Plans, Three Rivers, and more. His professional affiliations include New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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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 specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and general internal medicine. His professional affiliations include WakeMed Faculty Practice Plan and WakeMed Cary Hospital. Dr. Afridi takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College.

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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 practices geriatrics (elderly care), osteopathic manipulative medicine, and family medicine in Wilmington, NC. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Pence 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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