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What Is The Difference Between Gerontologist And 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
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
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
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
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