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Geriatric Medicine

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As bodies age, they change. A geriatrician specializes in helping seniors navigate these changes by providing primary care for adults over the age of 65.

Geriatricians are your partners in helping you manage the complex and often interrelated health conditions that can come with aging. For example, your geriatrician may conduct a geriatric assessment, a thorough evaluation of your physical and mental health and abilities. This assessment includes evaluation of your nutrition, hearing, vision, and any issues with incontinence, balance or memory.

Geriatricians collaborate with other specialists at Rush as needed to treat conditions associated with aging, including dementia, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, stroke and osteoarthritis. They also work closely with palliative care specialists who offer an extra layer of support and focus on improving your quality of life. 

Geriatric medicine at Rush is ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Training and research programs

The geriatric medicine program Rush also includes the following Rush University training and research programs:

Support geriatric medicine at Rush

Your gifts to Rush allow our geriatric medicine team to provide the best-possible care. Philanthropic support enables faculty and staff to enhance their skills, train the next generation of geriatricians, improve patient outcomes and expand services like in-home visits. With your help, we can enrich patients' care and experience and continue to raise the bar for healthy aging.

Gifts to geriatric medicine at Rush can be made through our secure online form.

For more information, please contact Deepa Prasad, associate director of annual giving, at (312) 942-6112 and

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