Geriatrics Physician Salary in Athens, Tennessee

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Average Salary for Geriatrics Physician in Athens, Tennessee

The average salary of a(n) Geriatrics Physician in Athens, Tennessee is $179,538.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Geriatrics Physician in Athens, Tennessee is $86.32.

The average bonus of a(n) Geriatrics Physician in Athens, Tennessee is $7,146.00.

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Specializes in the care of older adults. Coordinates all aspects of medical and health care to assist patients in maintaining good health and independence. Prescribes medication and recommends dietary and activity program, as indicated by diagnosis. Treats chronic or long-term illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis which require medical management for an extended period of time. Coordinates all aspects of overall care, but refers patient to medical specialist when indicated. 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. Less

Specializes in the care of older adults. Coordinates all aspects of medical and health care to assist patients in maintaining good health and independence. Prescribes medication and recommends dietary and activity program, as indicated by diagnosis. Treats chronic or long-term... More

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