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Geriatric Medicine

Special Info

Doctor:

Geriatrician: Dr Stelios Orphanides MD, MSc, CCD

 

Medical University of Malta

 

Karolinska University Sweden

Geriatrics is the medical specialty that deals with the health of the elderly (≥ 65 years). The Geriatrician can adjust the medication of the patients depending on their age, underlying diseases and the current health state as well as managing acute and chronic diseases.

 

Common Geriatric topics include:

 

  •     Dementia and BPSD (behavioral problems and psychiatric symptoms of dementia)

  •     Medication Review

  •     Postoperative care after osteoporotic fracture

  •     Medical care after stroke

  •     Depression and anxiety

  •     Diabetes mellitus

  •     Fever and infections (pneumonia, urinary tract infections, etc.)

  •     Hypertension and hypotension

  •     Confusion

  •     Syncope and fainting episodes

  •     Insomnia

  •     Fatigue

  •     Dizziness

  •     Palliative care

  •     Pain relief

  •     Investigation and Management of Osteoporosis

 

 

Elderly patients suffer from a number of medical conditions, often a combination of the above.

It is the role of the Geriatrician to provide a medication review and adjust the medication of the patient in order to minimize the potential side effects and at the same time adequately addressing the underlying diseases, thus providing a better quality of life for the patient.

Geriatrics  •  Gerontology •  Gastrenterology •  Hepatology & Endoscopy

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