KATHRYN BORGENICHT, MD ANSWERED:
Geriatrics is a branch of medicine that focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life.
A geriatrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to prevent and manage the unique and, oftentimes, multiple health concerns of older adults. Older persons may react to illness and disease differently than younger adults. Geriatricians are able to treat older patients, manage multiple disease symptoms and develop care plans that address the special health care needs of older adults.
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