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

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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 areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave Dr. Rudyk an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). She takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, she performed her residency at Toronto Western Hospital and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Dementia

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

Dr. Stephen Young works as a general internist and geriatrician in Chapel Hill, NC, Wilmington, NC, and Raleigh, NC. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Dr. Young honors Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Mark David Darrow, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2131 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
 

Dr. Mark Darrow is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Darrow graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Mark Williams works as an internist and geriatrician in Wilmington, NC. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Dr. Williams attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Clinical interests: Memory Loss

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

Dr. James Pence is a Wilmington, NC physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

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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.