ger·​i·​a·​tri·​cian | \ ˌjer-ē-ə-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce geriatrician (audio) , ˌjir- \

Definition of geriatrician

: a specialist in geriatrics

Examples of geriatrician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each of the three candidates is at higher risk of becoming seriously ill because of their age, said Aronson, who is a geriatrician. Joe Garofoli,, "Coronavirus isn’t stopping one thing: Presidential candidates’ big rallies," 9 Mar. 2020 As a professor at Boston University’s School of Medicine and a geriatrician at Boston Medical Center caring for the most vulnerable in this pandemic, I’ve been asked a lot of questions about COVID-19. Thomas Perls, The Conversation, "Should we wear masks or not? An expert sorts through the confusion," 1 Apr. 2020 Rachael Bedard is a geriatrician who works on Rikers Island, caring for the oldest and sickest people in the New York City jail system. Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker, "A Rikers Island Doctor Speaks Out to Save Her Elderly Patients from the Coronavirus," 20 Mar. 2020 Several best practices have been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, geriatricians and infectious diseases specialists. Katie Hafner, New York Times, "How to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus," 14 Mar. 2020 In 14 states, the number of geriatricians will need to increase fivefold. Kimberly Leonard, Washington Examiner, "The healthcare system isn't prepared for the coming surge in dementia patients," 12 Mar. 2020 Plastic surgeons may buy mansions, but geriatricians clip coupons. Monya De, STAT, "Why medical school should start at age 28," 17 Feb. 2020 In an interview, Valery Novoselov, a geriatrician and the director of the gerontology chapter of the Moscow Society of Naturalists, announced his intention to disprove Calment’s claim to the longevity title. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Was Jeanne Calment the Oldest Person Who Ever Lived—or a Fraud?," 10 Feb. 2020 Ideally, the patients will consult with their primary care physicians or geriatricians, but those docs are often overburdened and pressed for time. Robert Weisman,, "Critics fighting to curb an epidemic of medication side effects," 13 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of geriatrician

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geriatrician

geriatr(ics) + -ician

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The first known use of geriatrician was in 1926

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14 May 2020

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“Geriatrician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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ger·​i·​a·​tri·​cian | \ ˌjer-ē-ə-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce geriatrician (audio) , ˌjir- How to pronounce geriatrician (audio) \

Medical Definition of geriatrician

: a specialist in geriatrics

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