Our SpecialtiesGeriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Compassionate, Specialized Care for Adults Aged 65 & Older

RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group geriatric specialists provide support and guidance to help patients age well and continue to live their lives to the fullest. Our board-certified geriatricians treat common medical conditions among the elderly, including hypertension (high blood pressure), memory disorders, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart conditions, arthritis, and emphysema, among many others. Our providers also assist aging patients in safely managing their medications as well as providing thorough assessments for chronic falls.

Geriatricians are uniquely suited to address all aspects of an older adult’s health and can streamline their medical care needs if they are admitted to any of our hospitals which includes, but is not limited to providing intensive medical management, maintaining the patient’s physical/emotional/cognitive function, addressing decision making and advance directives, and implementing a discharge plan while collaborating with the patient’s caregivers.

Additionally, our providers can address the needs of older adults who are referred to us for geriatric assessments. Our board-certified geriatricians offer a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach collaborating with registered nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, and other medical specialists. We can also refer to social services experts upon request.

To make an appointment at RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group with one of our geriatricians, please visit our Physician Locator to find a provider near you. Existing patients can call a provider's office or visit MyChart to schedule an appointment online, at their convenience. New patients, please call 1-888-724-7123.