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Sudhir Kakarla, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 2215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Clinical Interests: peripheral vascular disease, arthritis, chest pain ... (Read more)
Parvez Memon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care), General Practice
Address: 2215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Clinical Interests: central line placement, bronchoscopy, mechanical ventilation ... (Read more)
Matab Singh, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care), General Practice
Address: 2215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Clinical Interests: peripheral vascular disease, arthritis, chest pain ... (Read more)
Dr. Susan D. Leonard M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: Le Conte Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Dr. Chandrakala Rudraraju MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 4580 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Mohammad H. Ranginwala MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1200 1200 Real Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Todd Allen Farrer M.D.
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 7702 Meany Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Dr. Mabrook Lawandy Shehata MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 3900 San Dimas Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Jacqueline Paul MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 815 Drive Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Dr. Bharath Raghukultilak M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1430 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Dr. James Arnold Sproul
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 2201 Mount Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Dr. Peter J. Liepmann MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Average rating 2.18 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 1801 Westwind Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Augusto Cesar Victoriano Bertiz Jr. MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 3551 Q Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Oliver J. Droppers MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 815 Drive Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Tan Duc Tran MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 3733 San Dimas Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Jennifer Black MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 3733 San Dimas Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
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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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