Geriatrics is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases afflicting older adults. Geriatrics doctors that specialize in this field of medicine are also known as geriatricians.
Just as pediatricians focus on children, geriatricians focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disabilities common to older adults, such as immobility, incontinence, loss of vision and hearing, and impaired memory. Geriatrics doctors are experts at managing multiple medical issues and chronic illnesses and work closely with other specialists to optimize quality of living and functional ability of their patients.
This page helps you find geriatrics doctors.