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What is the difference between a geriatrician and a gerontologist?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Ramin Rafie
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: MD vs phd
Geriatrician is an actual doctor practicing medicine.
Gerontologist somebody who just studies older people such as a phd.

In brief: MD vs phd
Geriatrician is an actual doctor practicing medicine.
Gerontologist somebody who just studies older people such as a phd.
Dr. Ramin Rafie
Dr. Ramin Rafie
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Aging
Gerontologists are typically phd's who engage in research on aging; in some cases these are also mental health practitioners with a specialty in aging.
A geriatrician is typically a medical doctor.

In brief: Aging
Gerontologists are typically phd's who engage in research on aging; in some cases these are also mental health practitioners with a specialty in aging.
A geriatrician is typically a medical doctor.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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