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Savvy Senior: Who Needs to See a Geriatrician?

 

September 23, 2019



Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about geriatrics doctors? My father, who’s 82, takes eight different prescription drugs for different health issues but hasn’t been feeling himself lately. I’m wondering if he would benefit by seeing a geriatrician in place of his regular primary care physician.

Concerned Daughter

Dear Concerned,

If your dad is dealing with a variety of health problems and is taking multiple medications, a visit to a geriatrician may be just the antidote to help get him back on track. Here’s a rundown of the different types of health conditions geriatrician...



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