Geriatric medicine is a branch of medicine that studies the internal and external environments of people coming from the older population. It comprises the promotion of health, prevention of diseases, and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that are commonly associated with age. It is otherwise called as medical gerontology.
Geriatrics differ from the adult medicine in so many aspects. For one, it takes into consideration the physical and psychological changes associated with aging in the treatment of illnesses. It has many subspecialties including cardiogeriatrics, geriatric nephrology, geriatric neurology and other specialties that specifically handles diseases commonly related to aging.
Aaron Liu, MD
Family Medicine, ABFM
Geriatric Medicine, ABFM
Temple University School of Medicine
Family Medicine - Underwood-Memorial Hospital, Woodbury, NJ
Geriatrics - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Aaron Liu, M.D., trained in family medicine at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, NJ. He then completed a clinical fellowship in geriatrics at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a primary care physician in Philadelphia. He has experience in the areas of general primary care, preventive care and disease screening, musculoskeletal medicine, care of the elderly, chronic/complex disease management, medication management, hospital care, nursing home care, home visits, mental health, care of patients with physical and/or developmental disabilities, (including attention deficit disorder), pain management, and hospice and end-of-life care. He has also served as a physician for students attending a university and for students of a nationally recognized music school.
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