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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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