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 Older people may take longer to recover from COVID-19 and can present with different symptoms than younger ones, said Dr. Kenneth Koncilja, a geriatrician at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 21 July 2022 In 2014, the median yearly salary of a geriatrician in private practice was less than half of a cardiologist’s salary. Sara Zeff Geber, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Delaying Dementia will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, and will be presented by Dr. Harry Morgan, geriatrician with The Center for Geriatric and Family Psychiatry., 4 Mar. 2022 It is founded and directed by Dr. Paula Rochon, a geriatrician who’s been researching the specificities of how women age for decades. Avivah Wittenberg-cox, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 On July 6, 2020, a geriatrician met with Abraham and two social workers for two hours. Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Oct. 2021 Nubia Escobar has since seen a geriatrician who concluded she was overmedicated. Judith Graham, CNN, 17 Oct. 2021 However older people can achieve it, some medical professionals, such as Dr. Leah Witt, geriatrician and pulmonologist at UCSF Health, are increasingly recommending their patients return to travel and visit family and friends. Will Mccarthy, Travel + Leisure, 11 Oct. 2021 His dad is a geriatrician at Rush University Medical Center and serves as the medical director of a nursing home. Angie Leventis Lourgos,, 2 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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5 Aug 2022

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“Geriatrician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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