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Michael L Weissberger, MD

Michael L Weissberger, MD

out of 5
295 Ratings
32 Comments

Specialty

Geriatric Services

Department

Internal Medicine

Locations

VCU Medical Center Gateway Building

1200 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Center for Advanced Health Management

2116 W. Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
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Education

Medical School

VCU School of Medicine

Internship

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Biography

Inspired at a young age – and caring for those in older age

There are two legacies that Dr. Michael Weissberger carries forward.

One belongs to his father, whose care of his own patients inspired his son. And one belongs to the skilled health practitioners who treated the medical conditions he faced in youth.

Together, he says, “they made me realize how much of a difference a caring and skilled physician can make.”

Dr. Weissberger now makes a difference at the other end of the age spectrum. As a geriatrician, he cares for older patients – a population that is growing dramatically in America. By 2030, there will be more than 70 million adults age 65 and older.

Yet the number of geriatricians is not increasing rapidly, and Dr. Weissberger sees a significant opportunity for the discipline. The skills and knowledge needed to care for older adults will have to touch other fields of medicine, and geriatricians will be called on to influence policy and lead change to make health systems more age-friendly.

Geriatric care can be complex and interconnected, and Dr. Weissberger is experienced in caring for diverse patients with diverse conditions. Common issues include high blood pressure, hearing and vision decline, cognition change and dementia, frailty and mobility impairment, anxiety and depression, diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and sexual health.

“I have an interest in wellness and preventative health as well,” he says. “I also have experience with tobacco cessation and alcohol use management, as well as social concerns like isolation, housing problems, caregiving issues and food insecurity.”

Before his medical training – at VCU School of Medicine – Dr. Weissberger was a computer scientist and data engineer. He brings an understanding of software, data mining and clinical informatics to VCU Health, where he works to leverage so-called “Big Data” to improve patients’ health and maintain their quality of life.

Indeed, quality of life is at the heart of geriatric care. As older adults face a daunting range of medical and social issues, their challenges can overtake their lives. But Dr. Weissberger emphasizes a different perspective: that his patients are unique individuals first, and they aren’t defined by a medical condition.

As a family doctor at heart, he embraces how geriatric medicine emphasizes the stages of life when patients and families need such expertise – and need a relationship of trust with a physician.

“I chose to work with older adults because it gives me the opportunity to understand their health goals and become a small part of their story,” Dr. Weissberger said. “I am grateful to learn from my older patients. I enjoy talking with them about their lives and their experiences. I let them tell me what is important in their lives, and I want to help them most enjoy their time.”

Dr. Weissberger joined VCU Health’s Geriatric and Continuum Services team in September 2020. He is accepting new patients at the Center for Advanced Health Management (CAHM). 

Top Advice for Patients: “Find activities that center you, and surround yourself with people who will help you focus on your health and your happiness. Partner with your doctor, as research has shown that patients who take an active role in their care do much better. Share your feelings with your doctor, your family, your friends or another member of your health care team – and give yourself space to understand your feelings.”

Outside Interests: “I enjoy spending time with my wife, young son and dog. I enjoy cooking and baking and spending time with friends. I am an avid movie watcher, and I enjoy hiking, biking and playing team sports like Ultimate Frisbee.”

Ratings & Reviews

295 Ratings
32 Comments

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He's a good doctor... Very satisfied!
January 2024
I have really been impressed with Dr. Weissberger and ALL the VCU Health physicians I have seen. The level if knowledge, expertise, and empathy is truly impressive.
November 2023
Dr. Weissberger is an expert in this field. He ensures that he has current and well researched information to guide our care. He answers all questions patiently and thoroughly. He makes sure we understand all processes and asks follow up questions to see if there is anything else that we need to have clarified. He explains the research behind decisions and options, with specific analysis of the pros and cons. We sincerely appreciate his care.
October 2023
Good!
October 2023
Good and safety.
September 2023
Dr. Weissberger is very, extremely good. His advice has helped me already in two areas.
September 2023
Always a pleasure to meet with Dr. Weissberger!
July 2023
I've recommend Dr. Weissberger to a number of people.
July 2023
Dr. Weissberger was very patient and thorough in answering my questions and gave me options which I appreciated very much.
June 2023
This provider is a kind and caring person. He always listens and gives good advice. He is great. We need more like him.
June 2023
I have already recommended Dr. Weissberger to others.
June 2023
Excellent discussion on health issues.
June 2023
The communication in my chart is a little confusing. I feel test results should be talked about.
April 2023
I am [...], Dr. Weissberger is absolutely the best physician I have had! I recommend him to everyone I discuss health with. He is very knowledgeable and compassionate and is thorough.
February 2023
[...] Great.
February 2023
Thank you Dr. Weissberger for listening to the issues I deal with and offering new information with patience and ensuring clarity of each issue.
February 2023
Good
January 2023
Dr. Weissberger was both personable & professional.
January 2023
Extremely happy with Dr. Weissberger, he is committed with husband's care. & quality of life. So glad I found him. Have great confidence in his care and opinions.
October 2022
Referring to doctor Michael Weissburger outstanding. [...] I'm very pleased with her
August 2022
Dr. Weissberger spent a lot of time with me getting to know me and my medical history. I am very pleased to have him as my new primary care provider.
July 2022
Very good experience with Dr. Michael L. Weissberger.
June 2022
Very concerned and informative
April 2022
He was "hands on" and spent over an hour with me!!
April 2022
Wonderful doctor.
March 2022
Dr Weissberger is an outstanding physician. He is caring for both of my parents and I couldn't be more excited. Dr. Weissberger is an example of how physicians can effectively treat the elderly.
February 2022
Very pleased with this Dr.
February 2022
Good care.
August 2021
We were very pleased with Dr. Weissberger.
August 2021
Dr. Weissberger was complete in explanation about understanding of medical procedures related to my issue. He was receptive and encouraged my input and questions.
June 2021
He is just too good, ready to listen, easy to approach and very concerned about you.
April 2021
Excellent concern for my care & concern's.
April 2021