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At what age should you consider seeing geriatrics doctor?

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Dr. Theresa Redling answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

A geriatrician is a physician with additional training in caring for the elderly. An internist or family doctor; a geriatrician generally sees individuals that are frail or have complex medical issues. Therefore, some geriatricians may see younger adults too that have multiple medical problems that affect their function(like those with MS or als).

Answered Mar 30, 2017

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Dr. Mohsin Jaffer answered

Specializes in General Practice

65+. Age 60 as well.

Answered Apr 24, 2015

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Dr. Steven Watry answered

Specializes in General Practice

A geriatric dr is a dr first, often internal med or family med. He/she can deal with all adult issues, but has special knowledge in the care of the elderly and the interactions of medications and multiple chronid disorders. Short answer is.. depends on your condition, and your Dr's ability / willingness to deal with the complexities of aging..

Answered Mar 30, 2017

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