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Frequently Asked Questions
Geriatricians or Geriatric specialists are physicians who have completed additional training specific to the care of the elderly. They typically have a doctoral degree in medical sciences, and many have additional specialized training in geriatrics. Many also have experience working with older adults in a clinical setting.
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 may be called upon to diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems, from common ailments like colds and flu to more serious chronic conditions like dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, arthritis and heart disease.
One of the main goals of a geriatrician is to help their patients stay as active and healthy as possible. They may recommend exercise programs, lifestyle changes (like avoiding smoking), or medication treatments to help manage chronic conditions.
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.