A geriatrician specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in older seniors and the elderly. Geriatric specialists typically treat adults older than 65 who have multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes and thyroid disease, or serious injuries, such as hip fracture. They also provide regular, routine primary care for older adults. Geriatricians work in hospitals, private medical clinics, community health clinics, long-term care facilities, and assisted living facilities.
A geriatric doctor typically:
A geriatrician may also be known as senior care doctor.
There are 160 specialists practicing Geriatric Medicine in Tennessee with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 56 hospitals in Tennessee with affiliated Geriatric Medicine specialists, including CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga, Methodist University Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis.