Geriatrician

A geriatrician is a specialist doctor who cares for people over the age of 65.

A geriatrician has completed at least 3 years of specialist training in geriatric medicine after becoming a doctor. In Australia, most geriatricians are fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, with the initials FRACP after their name.

Some older adults have complex health needs. They might have many medical problems and use different types of medicine. They are also more likely to be frail, to have falls, and to have conditions like dementia or heart disease.

Most geriatricians have expertise in dealing with people who have multiple conditions. Some of them specialise in particular areas, including dementia and rehabilitation.

Geriatricians might help manage:

  • dementia and other cognitive problems
  • problems with mobility and frailty
  • incontinence
  • nutrition
  • medicines
  • other medical issues
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