Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is ranked among the nation's best hospitals for geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report.
One of the main reasons the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine can cite so many positive outcomes is its unique approach to care giving.
Medical professionals and specialists in the Section believe that effective treatment isn't always about curing, but rather about helping our patients and families to cope.
Part of the Geriatrics treatment philosophy involves keeping our patients active. We listen to them carefully, observing all the little things that could easily become big barriers further down the road. As an example, for a hospitalized older person it is devastating to finally return home, only to realize that he or she has been successfully treated for their disease but can no longer function or manage within their home environment. That's the point at which the expertise of geriatrics makes a difference.
Through using the programs and services of the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, our patients learn that they can truly live their lives even with several medical conditions. People do, every day. All you have to know is 'how.'