Geriatric Medicine

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Doctors in geriatric medicine (GM) focus on the clinical, preventive, remedial and social aspects of illness in older people. A geriatrician is a doctor who specialises in care of the elderly and the diseases that affect them. The approach tends to be wholistic and involves a multidisciplinary team. The geriatrician concentrates on managing the medical conditions affecting the patient.
Recognising Authorities
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
Related Organisations
Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)

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