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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4107 W. Mercury Boulevard
Hampton, VA
 

Dr. Sharon Petitjean sees patients in Hampton, VA and Newport News, VA. Her medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors Medicaid insurance. Dr. Petitjean is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and a graduate of Riverside Family Medicine Residency's residency program. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
100 Emancipation Drive
Hampton, VA
 

Dr. Ramona Austin is an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Austin graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
100 Emancipation Drive
Hampton, VA
 

Dr. Vincent Lee practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Suffolk, VA and Hampton, VA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Optima Health, and more. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Sentara Obici Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Hampton VA Medical Center.

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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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