What is Geriatrics?

A geriatrician is a doctor who specialize in the management and treatment of older adults aged 65 years and older. Geriatricians are board-certified in internal medicine/family medicine and geriatrics. Geriatrics is known for its team approach to caring for older people and supporting their families and caregivers.

The geriatric care team includes:

  • Geriatrician/geriatric psychiatrist
  • Physician assistant/nurses
  • Social worker
  • Pharmacist
  • Nutritionist
  • Physical/occupational therapist
  • Speech and hearing specialist
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