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The Section of Geriatric Medicine provides a continuum of interdisciplinary medical care including long-term care facilities, home care and house calls, “transitional care” (intensive case management immediately post-hospital), ambulatory care, palliative care, and in-patient consultation at VCU Medical Center.

Faculty members direct two large-community nursing homes and have practices of 50 or more patients in four facilities.  Consistent with the increased need for geriatric expertise in internal medicine, this section has a significant role in the education of students, housestaff from several departments, other faculty members and community physicians.

This section is active locally and nationally with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and is engaged in research on quality of care for the frail and the pre-frail, plus selected specific problems including erectile dysfunction, hypertension and osteoporosis.  Including the affiliated Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center where there are six geriatricians, plus two general internists in other sections that hold a geriatric CAQ; there are 16 geriatricians in the division, plus many nurse practitioners — two of whom hold Ph.D. degrees in nursing research.

Call (804) 828-4624 for an appointment.

 

 

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