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Why see a geriatrician?

It's not just patients, but other physicians, who have trouble figuring out what I do and when I should do it. Is it when a person turns 65? Or when they develop problems with memory like dementia?

Here are a list of reasons

1. The patient has multiple medical problems.

At some point managing multiple medical problems becomes an art in itself. A typical patient might see a specialist for every one of their medical problems, with the inevitable increase in the complexity of managing them. A geriatrician might take that patient, put it into a big picture and treat the big picture.

2. The patient has functional decline.

Geriatricians know about mobility…

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