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Geriatric medicine


As you grow older, your body and health needs change.

Geriatricians know the aging process and how it affects the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of these and other conditions common to the elderly:




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Source: American Board of Medical Specialties; American Medical Association; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Lexicon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994

First published: 08/01/2004
Last updated: 11/06/2012

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health clinics; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics