ger·​i·​a·​tri·​cian ˌjer-ē-ə-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce geriatrician (audio) ˌjir- How to pronounce geriatrician (audio)
: a specialist in geriatrics

Examples of geriatrician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clough was busy with her work as an administrator at the local senior center while Dorio, a house-call geriatrician, crisscrossed the valley visiting his patients. Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2024 Psychiatrists and geriatricians who treat dementia, and the psychologists, nurses, social workers and others who support them, are invaluable to families struggling to manage a dementia patient’s disruptive and sometimes violent behavior. Maria J Silveira, The Conversation, 1 Apr. 2024 There are multiple reasons to explain these disparities, with Parkinson’s patients lost at every step of the way, according to a half-dozen geriatricians, neurologists, patient advocates, and mental health professionals interviewed by STAT. Simar Bajaj, STAT, 10 July 2023 His multidisciplinary team of doctors – including geriatricians and neurologists, physical and occupational therapists, ethicists and lawyers – built a comprehensive, objective evaluation of the surgeon's physical and cognitive faculty. Jon Lapook, CBS News, 18 Feb. 2024 That is, of course, an absurd figure and it’s made even more absurd by the fact that practicing geriatricians tend to be clustered around large medical facilities, which leaves rural areas, and in some cases whole states, without a single licensed geriatrician. Sara Zeff Geber, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Primary care providers can perform a quick assessment and decide whether you or your loved one should be referred to a specialist, like a neurologist or geriatrician, who can perform more in-depth cognitive testing. Byerin Prater, Fortune Well, 25 Oct. 2023 Evans, the Charlottesville geriatrician, who turns 60 this fall, said some specialties are not attracting nearly enough young doctors because the nature of the work has shifted in a less interesting direction. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, 24 Oct. 2023 Félix Pageau, a geriatrician practicing in Quebec, testified to a national parliamentary committee in Ottawa that in his opinion as a physician, based on research, Canada was not ready to expand MAID to advanced dementia. Alexander Raikin, National Review, 14 Sep. 2023

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Word History


geriatr(ics) + -ician

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geriatrician was in 1926

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“Geriatrician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


ger·​i·​a·​tri·​cian ˌjer-ē-ə-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce geriatrician (audio) ˌjir- How to pronounce geriatrician (audio)
: a specialist in geriatrics
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