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Gerontologist Vs Geriatrician
Study of vrs health : Agree with wikipedia|: gerontology (from the greek ?????, geron, "old man" and -?????, -logy, "study of"; coined by ilya ilyich mechnikov in 1903) is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging. It is distinguished from geriatrics, which is the branch of medicine that studies the diseases of the elderly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Years more training: A geriatrician(md or do), has completed a 3 year residency in internal medicine or family medicine then has done either a 1, 2 or 3 year specialized fellowship in geriatrics(as a cardiologist or other specialist would do). After this training, one takes a board certifying test to prove ones expertise in the field. There are some docs that "grandfathered in" in the past without the fellowship. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Geriatricians: Thanks for asking! I lifted following from www.americangeriatrics.org: "A geriatrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to meet the unique healthcare needs of older adults...prevent, manage and develop care plans that address the special health problems of the elderly...often work as part of a team with other healthcare providers, including nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists." ...Read more
Anytime: Some people want to see a geriaitrcian as a primary care because they are comfortable dealing with aging process. Others are seeking second opinion because they are concerned about the aging process. After having second opinion visit, some people switch to a geriatrician... ...Read more
No! Why?: Regardless of whether you have pectus excavatum (hollow chest) or pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) makes no difference to me as a geriatrician. While it may affect your heart & lungs, it matters not in what i think of you as a patient. I think that's your concern, right? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with POTS & have a lot of stomach issues. I have been told to find a gerontologist that specializes in POTS. Where would I find one?
POTS n PANS: POTS falls under the more general term Dysautonomia. Do you know the cause of your POTS. We see it often after a Life Trauma. I've seen it in Lyme disease, but also in things like Chiari malformation, Lateral Medullary Compression. Although used as a diagnosis by some, I like to find the cause. ...Read more
Adolescent Medicine: Some pediatricians will go on to train for 3 additional years in adolescent medicine & usually practice & teach at large training centers or in large medical groups. Some pediatricians & some family practice docs develop an interest in adolescent medicine & cater to that group in their local practice. All teens should find a doc that they feel comfortable with & sometimes that takes time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever: You don't need a secialist in old people. ...Read more
How is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics? Is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics?
Nutrition: Aam deals with biochemical aspect understanding of nutritional issues/deficencies of each medical condition. Geriatrics deals with prevention, promotion, preservation and independence but little training on nutrtional management. Both aam and geriatrics do manage what we call successful aging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: 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.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Geriatrics doctors: are there specific physical exercises you recommend to senior or physical metrics they should track (i.E. Balance/strength)?
Can having a stroke cause dementia in geriatrics?He remembers long ago,but will repeat the same story twice in a day& not remember he already told you
Yes.: Strokes are one of the possible causes of dementia. Of course this could be superimposed on other types of dementia as well. By other types I mean Alzheimer's dementia and associated dementias as well as those associated with marked hypothyroidism and vitamin B12 deficiency. At age 82 there is not likely a single cause for the short term memory loss and general health should be optimized. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?
Informed decision: Visit facility, ask about ratio of patients to nurses, cnas; look at rooms -- see if they're private, semi-private, etc. Compare nursing homes by rating-- medicare website is one of them: http://www.Medicare.Gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare also, when a nursing home has been surveyed by a state oversight agency, it should have the results of survey readily available for you to look. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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