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What is a Geriatrician?

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatricians are physicians who specialize in the care of seniors.  To become a geriatrician, a physician must first complete a residency in either internal or family medicine.  To become certified in geriatrics, a physician then must complete a fellowship in geriatric medicine and pass a board exam.  During fellowship, the physician studies diseases that are common in the elderly as well as learning to care for the often complex needs of the senior population. 

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