What is a Geriatrician?

A geriatrician is a consultant physician trained in geriatric medicine through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or has achieved an equivalent and recognised standard of training.

A geriatrician is an expert in the medical diagnosis and management of the health of older people across the complexity of the multiple conditions that may be present in older patients and in the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes.

Geriatricians value the importance of their role in research and teaching and as an advocate for the health concerns of older people, to ensure improvement in the quality of care for older people in all settings.

Please review the ANZSGM Position Statement Defining what is a Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine for further information.

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