Geriatric medicine specialists (also called geriatricians) are
generally family medicine doctors or internists who specialize in the diagnosis
and treatment of conditions and diseases of older adults. Geriatric medicine
specialists can diagnose and treat many medical and surgical problems and can
refer people to other specialists.
Geriatric medicine specialists may be board-certified in family
medicine, internal medicine, or geriatric medicine. Geriatric medicine
specialists can be board-certified by the American Board of Family Practice or
the Board of Internal Medicine, which are recognized by the American Board of
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