ger·​i·​a·​tri·​cian | \ˌjer-ē-ə-ˈtri-shən, ˌjir-\

Definition of geriatrician 

: a specialist in geriatrics

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The University of Southern California veered sharply and deliberately from tradition in naming the first woman — and the first geriatrician — to lead its 133-year-old medical school. Susan Abram, Washington Post, "First Female Dean ‘A Sea Of Change’ At USC’s Scandal-Plagued Medical School," 20 June 2018 For James Kirkland, a geriatrician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the strong evidence for a mortality plateau points to the possibility of forestalling death at any age. Elie Dolgin, Scientific American, "There's No Limit to Longevity, Says Study Reviving Human Life Span Debate," 1 July 2018 Loss of muscle power begins within a day or two of becoming bedridden, explains Amit Arora, a geriatrician. The Economist, "Why Britain’s hospitals are waging a war on pyjamas," 14 June 2018 About 70 percent of aging is dictated by environmental and health-related behavior, and about 30 percent by genes, said geriatrician Tom Perls, who directs the New England Centenarian Study at the Boston University medical campus. Robert Weisman,, "Scientists in Mass. and beyond are working to slow the aging process," 19 May 2018 The number of geriatricians in the United States is shrinking, while the need for them is increasing. NBC News, "Millennials stepping up: How will we take care of our parents?," 8 May 2018 Many doctors – including area geriatricians – say Medicare’s actions will have more impact on its disabled patients than seniors, because older people usually are not on high doses of opioids, which are more dangerous for the elderly. Stacey Burling,, "Lost in the battle to create fewer new patients addicted to opioids: Longtime pain patients," 24 May 2018 Since then, Masel said, the practice has spread to family doctors, geriatricians, neurologists, and other physicians; the university has also created a code in the electronic health record to note when patients are recording their conversations. Casey Ross, STAT, "More patients are taking home recordings of their doctor visits. But who else could listen?," 18 May 2018 Related Prince was also being treated by Michael Schulenberg, a Minneapolis geriatrician — a doctor specializing in treating the elderly — for opioid withdrawal, anemia and fatigue, a source with knowledge of his treatment told NBC News in 2016. NBC News, "Possible charges in Prince's death could be announced Thursday," 19 Apr. 2018

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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ger·​i·​a·​tri·​cian | \ˌjer-ē-ə-ˈtrish-ən, ˌjir- \

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: a specialist in geriatrics

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