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Please call 410-550-0925 to make an appointment with the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. We are located at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.
Why choose Johns Hopkins for geriatric care?
At the Johns Hopkins Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, we provide comprehensive care for both hospitalized patients and those living in the community—as well as a full range of services that aging adults can take advantage of to improve their health and quality of life. Our clinical services are based on the latest and best research, which frequently come from our research group.
Discover the clinical services we offer to patients and their families.
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Why choose a geriatrician?
Older adults are often dealing with many different health issues. When someone has 3 or more chronic medical conditions, it is often called "multi-morbidity" (multiple diseases). In this situation, it is often a good time to start seeing a geriatrician (doctors who are specially trained to care for older adults, especially when care is complicated).
Geriatricians are physicians who combine a deep understanding of the biology of aging with knowledge of the disease and conditions of old age. Along with this knowledge and expertise in navigating the health care system, they are able to develop individualized treatment plans for their patients that cure when possible, restore or maximize function often, and always work to alleviate suffering.
Geriatricians rarely work alone. In most instances, physicians partner with nurses, social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists and other professionals to achieve goals that suit individual patient preferences, such as maintaining independence.
Health tips for older adults
One of our faculty physicians, Alicia I. Arbaje, MD, MPH, is a frequent speaker who is passionate about elder care. She appears monthly on ABC 2 News in Baltimore to give health tips and discuss issues relevant to older adults. Dr. Arbaje is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, and associate director of Transitional Care Research.