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Frequently Asked Questions
A branch of medicine that deals with the problems and diseases of old age and the medical care and treatment of aging people.
There is no specific age. However, from a chronological viewpoint, medical treatment of the elderly (geriatrics) starts at the age of†65 years old.
Geriatricians are†primary care doctors who have additional specialized training in treating older patients. They can practice in outpatient settings, nursing facilities, or hospitals.
An increase in physical health problems/conditions e.g., heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, chronic pain, side-effects from medications, loss of mobility, and flexibility.
Geriatricians treat various ailments like bladder control, sleep problems, dementia, falls, Alzheimerís disease and Parkinsonís disease.
A geriatrician is a medical doctor that specializes in the care of older adults. Gerontologists arenít medical doctors. Theyíre professionals who specialize in issues of aging or professionals in various fields. These professionals are prepared to provide their services and care to older adults.
Geriatrician specialists are generally thought of as doctors who treat older adults. However, like all specialists, they may also treat patients who are younger than 65 years old. In addition, many geriatrician specialists have additional training in dealing with diseases and conditions specific to the elderly.
A geriatrician can be consulted when the patientís age is 65 or more.
In India, a geriatrician or geriatrician specialist charges Rs.500 to 2000 for consultation. In the United States, the consultation fees can be US $100 to 200.
You can find the best geriatricians near you by using the "Search geriatrician by pincode" or "Search geriatrician by city" feature provided by Medindia. Medindia has a repository of premium Geriatrics doctors who have subscribed to its virtual clinic for tele-consultations or physical consults. These are all verified doctors and are available with their contact number, address, location, education, experience, language known, available time for appointments, their total years of experience and many more details.
Here is a list of verified Geriatricians from India who have a virtual clinic on Medindia and provide online video consultation for patients.