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Necessary Qualifications for a Geriatrician

Feb 27, 2015 10:33AM
Question: What qualifications should a geriatrician possess?

Geriatric Care Management Expert,  Dr. Theresa Redling
A Geriatrician is a physician (MD or DO) with added training to care for the elderly. Optimally, Geriatricians have a fellowship after a 3 year residency in internal medicine or family medicine. A geriatrician is skilled in managing complex medical conditions, dementia and other common conditions that afflict the elderly. Call your local medical center or division on aging to find a board certified Geriatrician.

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Dr Theresa Redling is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Care. She is Medical Director, Geriatric Health and Disease Management at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She has her own private practice specializing in senior care with a special emphasis on dementia and successful aging.  For more information, go to
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