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Who can provide geriatric care?

Most internists and family doctors provide geriatric care because they take care of the majority of older adults. Geriatricians are internists or family physicians that are board-certified and have received additional training (fellowship) and certification in geriatrics. Other health care professionals can also have specialized training in geriatrics. These include:

  • psychiatrists
  • nurse practitioners
  • physician assistants
  • nurses
  • physical therapists
  • occupational therapists
  • pharmacists

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