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 Jay Meyerowitz, a geriatrician in private practice who serves as the medical director of two New Jersey nursing homes, thought he was done getting phone calls about coronavirus infections in the facilities. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "How Vaccine Hesitancy Is Driving Breakthrough Infections in Nursing Homes," 27 Apr. 2021 The in-home team is supported by a broader interdisciplinary team led by a geriatrician, which includes a mental health provider, pharmacist, and program coordinator. Sachin H. Jain, Forbes, "Homelessness Is A Healthcare Issue. Why Don’t We Treat It As One?," 17 Apr. 2021 Adelman, the geriatrician, says that’s nothing new. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "A Year Into the Pandemic, Long COVID Is Still Burdening Patients—and Their Caregivers," 15 Mar. 2021 Carmel Dyer, a geriatrician and the director of the UTHealth Consortium on Aging, emphasized the development process was fast but didn’t cut corners. Jeremy Blackman, Laura Garcia And Emily Foxhall,, "Many residents at long-term care facilities can’t wait for vaccine; details still unsettled," 26 Dec. 2020 Palmer, a geriatrician who makes medical decisions for her mother, said her mother plans to get vaccinated. Lauren Hernández,, "Are coronavirus vaccines safe for nursing home residents? Here’s what the experts say," 14 Dec. 2020 Dreading the darkness of winter For Dr. Shannon Tapia, a geriatrician in Colorado, April was bad. New York Times, "Covid Combat Fatigue: ‘I Would Come Home With Tears in My Eyes’," 25 Nov. 2020 While telephone visits might be easier to navigate than video calls for some patients, even those can prove challenging for some people, according to Kenneth Lam, a geriatrician at UCSF. Joanna Pearlstein, Wired, "Access to Telemedicine Is Hardest for Those Who Need It Most," 3 Sep. 2020 In early April, Melvin Hector, a geriatrician in Tucson, Arizona, went into Sapphire of Tucson Nursing and Rehabilitation to check on one of his patients, who had been sent to the hospital the previous day. Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, "The U.S. Is Repeating Its Deadliest Pandemic Mistake," 6 July 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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1 May 2021

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“Geriatrician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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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