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Geriatrics Physician in Thomasville, North Carolina
Specializes in the care of older adults. Coordinates all aspects of medical and health care to assist patients in maintaining good health and independence. Requires licensure as a Medical Doctor in internal medicine with specialized training in geriatric medicine. Prescribes medication and recommends dietary and activity program, as indicated by diagnosis. Coordinates all aspects of overall care, but refers patient to medical specialist when indicated. Treats chronic or long-term illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis which require medical management for an extended period of time. Provides patient education to teach the patient how to take several medications at once, to take an appropriate dose and not too much or too little for that person's needs, and to avoid side effects from interactions of multiple medications. Provides complete, personal, and confidential evaluations to determine medical needs and address emotional, family, and social concerns. Evaluates patient dementia and other memory problems, and determines the best possible continuing treatment and care for the patient.
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