We found 26 geriatricians near Macon, GA.

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Sarah Matovu M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Average rating 3.63 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1209 Hightower Road, Macon-bibb County, GA 31206
Clinical Interests: women's health issues
Harry S. Strothers MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA 31206
Richard Ackermann MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA 31206
Hyung Seok Oh MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 777 Hemlock Street, Macon, GA 31201
Jean Dozier MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Pediatric Critical Care
Address: 777 Hemlock Street, Macon, GA 31201
Janet Whitehead NP
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 682 Hemlock Street, Macon, GA 31201
Shane Hill NP
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 777 Hemlock Street, Macon, GA 31201
Ms. Courtney Reeves AGNP-C
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 2525 Second Street, Macon-bibb County, GA 31206
Barclay Burns NP
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 777 Hemlock Street, Macon, GA 31201
Mary Gayle Schnee NP-C
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 657 Hemlock Street, Macon-bibb County, GA 31201
Janet Lindsey Findlay NP
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 3351 Northside Drive, Macon-bibb County, GA 31210
Dwayne Taylor NP
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 840 Pine Street, Macon, GA 31201
Kasey Robbins NP
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 1014 Forsyth Street, Macon, GA 31201
Briana Ellen Forte NP
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 777 Hemlock Street, Macon, GA 31201
Mrs. Marsha Thorn Denny FNP
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 556 Third Street, Macon-bibb County, GA 31201
Tory Kirsten Etheridge NP
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 688 Walnut Street, Macon-bibb County, GA 31201
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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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