About Us

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric medicine is a subspecialty of medicine that addresses the complex medical needs of older adults.

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The Division of Geriatric Medicine is a division of the Department of Medicine within the University of Florida College of Medicine. As we age our bodies change and so does the type of medical we need. Our board-certified geriatricians provide primary care to our aging patients and support their specific needs with our multi-disciplinary approach to care.

Our providers see patients at UF Health Senior Care – Springhill, one of our newest campuses with convenient, free parking, including valet for patients. Our division physicians also serve patients at Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, an innovative long-term care facility providing assisted living, memory care and long-term skilled nursing.

In addition to our outpatient location, our team works with hospital admission services to address the needs of our older patients in the hospital. Our inpatient care team addresses concerns including the prevention of delirium, assessing and treating dementia and reviewing medication to avoid polypharmacy.

Our geriatricians are specially trained to meet the changing needs of our seniors. We offer consultative evaluations for problems commonly experienced in older adults, including:

  • Memory disorders, dementia and memory loss
  • Depression
  • Urinary/ bowel incontinence
  • Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and other bone conditions
  • Sleep disorders
  • Frequent falling and balance problems
  • Management of multiple medications