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Dr. Jonathan Flacker

Geriatrics
Atlanta, GA
32 years experience male

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Atlanta, GA

Address

Atlanta, GA
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About

Bio

Jonathan M. Flacker, MD AGSF is the Section Chief for Geriatrics and Gerontology at Emory University where he is an Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr Flacker received his medical degree from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine in 1990 and completed an Internal Medicine-Primary Care Residency at the University of Alabama- Birmingham in1993. He then received his fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at the Harvard Division on Aging. Dr Flacker has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" multiple times in Atlanta Magazine. He has experience and interest in education at all levels of medical training and is active in the American Geriatrics Society.

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Geriatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

16 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
I don't think so: Medicines like Reclast (zoledronic acid) are just about standard of care following repair of hip fractures (along with vitamin d and calcium). I am no... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Unsure what you mean: Nail growth certainly slows some with aging, but they should not be disappearing. Nails can be a sign of many conditions including vitamin deficiency,... Read More
A 90-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Not much: Seroquel (quetiapine) reportedly has a bit more in the way of antidepressant effect and a bit less weight gain. On the whole though neither is free fr... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
A nonspecific term: Erectile dysfunction refers to any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection firm long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Would not reccomend: In the heart Nitrostat (nitroglycerin) works by dilating blood vessels and improving blood flow. I can see why you might think this is a good idea in ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Difficult problem: If recent there may still be recovery, the first step in treatment is a good evaluation, usually with urodynamic studies to determine if it is truly a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
To a point...: In general an increase in bone mineral density is a good thing for older adults. There are some unusual conditions (paget's disease) where one can hav... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Needs evaluation: Vaginal bleeding in a post menopausal woman is always abnormal and almost always needs and evaluation. Even if the person in question is so debilitate... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Usually not serious: There are many things can cause blood to leak into the urethra. Cancer is rare but a man with blood in the ejaculate should be checked for this. Infec... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Disabilty: Most of the younger people in these situations are in personal care homes which can be similar to assisted living. Such people would usually have a s... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Usually not very: Most assisted living is paid for out of pocket or long-term care insurance. Some states have programs where medicaid money can be used for personal ca... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Not always: It is not true that all older adults must avoid potassium. However if the person has kidney problem, or is on medication (usually for high blood press... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Yes: The two conditions have distinct pathophysiology and there is nothing about the one that would prevent the other. Lots of people have parkinsons and l... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Balanitis: Sounds like balanitis, hich is a genera term for an inflammation of the the rounded head of the penis, usually in uncircumcised males. I would suggest... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Not really: Many people have one or the other conditions so it makes sense that some people have both. The cause of the sciatica symptoms (like a slipped disc) mi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Maybe: They might be able to take it, but Paxil (paroxetine) is the most sedating of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris) in general so even i... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Flacker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Flacker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Top Geriatrician , First Place, Georgia - Summer
2013
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