Geriatric medicine is a specialty that focuses on the care of elderly patients. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.
What is a geriatrician?
A geriatrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to meet the unique health care needs of older adults. Illnesses, diseases and medications may affect older people differently than younger adults, and older patients often have multiple health problems and take multiple medications that require the specialized care a geriatrician provides.