We found 54 geriatricians near Asheville, NC.

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Krishnamurthy Jonnalagadda MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 509 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), dementia
Dr. Renee Marie Banaszak MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 1100 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
Dr. Valerie M. Wilson M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 509 Biltmore Av, Asheville, NC 28801
Dr. Amy Cohen M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 123 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Dr. Neil Warren Garroway MD
Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Adult Endocrinology
Address: 123 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Pamela Estelle Gutman MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 189 Country Club Rd, Asheville, NC 28804
Dr. Matthew Langdon Moye D.O.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 90 Southside Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Dr. Pamela Dolores Harris D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 90 Southside Av, Asheville, NC 28801
Dr. Brian Robert Johnson DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 1100 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
Megan Andrew Dunay MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 123 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
Christopher Patterson MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
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Address: 509 Biltmore Av, Asheville, NC 28801
Mrs. Ann Marie Gardner Hammond A/GNP-C
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803
John Doug Nelson M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 90 Southside Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
John Steven Corder M.D.
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 90 Southside Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Dr. Kimberly Ann Baptiste MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 90 Southside Av, Asheville, NC 28801
Kay Mantiply Clark GNP-BC, MSN, RN
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803
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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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