Geriatricians are physicians who are first trained in internal medicine or family medicine and then undergo additional training in geriatric medicine.
They have specific expertise in how to:
Geriatricians provide care in all settings, including the:
They can provide consultations, co-management of patients with a primary care provider, or primary care.
When geriatricians provide primary care, it is usually for medically complex or frail older adults. Their typical patient is over age 70.
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