We found 7 geriatricians near Wilmington, NC.

Dr. Lara Kester Surles, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2450 Emerald Place Drive
Greenville, NC
 

Dr. Lara Surles works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician. Dr. Surles is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Vidant Health.

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Dr. Mary Kathryn Rudyk, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Senior Health Center; 1709a S 16th Street
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. Mary Rudyk's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Wilmington, NC. She graduated from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. She trained at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Rudyk average 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Dementia

Dr. Mark Edward Williams, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1725 New Hanover Medical Park Drive
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. Mark Williams practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He trained at North Carolina Memorial Hospital for his residency. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Memory Loss

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2221 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. Stephen Young sees patients in Chapel Hill, NC, Wilmington, NC, and Raleigh, NC. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Geriatrics
2131 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. Mark Darrow's area of specialization is geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Darrow takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2207 Delaney Avenue
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. James Pence's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Wilmington, NC. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Pence is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Geriatrics
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.