Geriatric Outpatient Clinic

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“Being at the forefront of geriatric medicine, the Sticht Center attracts some of the most respected physicians in the world.”—Jeff Williamson, M.D., Director

The Geriatric Outpatient Clinic, an outpatient clinic of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, is directed by Mary F. Lyles, M.D. and is staffed by geriatricians and medical professionals of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  Patients and their families can have peace of mind knowing that the best possible care available is being provided.

This Clinic provides the following services:

  • Primary care for older adults in poor health and at high risk for hospitalization.
  • Consultative geriatric assessment for elderly patients with multiple medical or cognitive (memory) problems. The goals of the consultative assessment are to serve the patient and his/her family; and to assist healthcare providers in their management of older patients with complex health conditions. 

    The consult clinics are Geriatric Consult Clinic (GCC) led by Dr. Hal Atkinson and Memory Assessment Clinics (MAC) lead by Dr. Kaycee Sink.
  • Coordination of outpatient follow-up procedures for patients discharged from the hospital inpatient services.
  • Other services provided through the Outpatient Clinic include Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis (by appointment for bone density scans and for administration of medication by intravenous infusion.

Clinic Visits

Scheduling Appointments
All patient visits at the Geriatric Outpatient Clinic are by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The office is closed from 12 noon to 1 pm.

Appointments may be scheduled by patients themselves, family members or referring physicians.  Patients requiring an assessment of cognitive function, must be referred by a physician. 

To schedule an appointment, call 336-713-8250.

Cancellations
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please call 336-713-8250 no later than 24 hours prior to your appointment so we may use this time for another patient.

Prescription Refills
Please call 336-713-8584 for prescription refills. Requests are taken during office hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by fax from the pharmacist at 336-713-8252.

Please contact your pharmacist to verify that your prescription has been called into the pharmacy and is ready for you to pick up.

Please note the following restrictions regarding prescription refills:

We do not refill prescriptions prescribed by other physicians.

We cannot refill pain medications after office hours or during the weekend.

If you haven’t been seen by our physician within the last six months, you must schedule a follow-up visit prior to prescription refill.  We want to make sure that the medication is properly dosed and that your health hasn’t changed. 

After Hours Calls
If you want to leave a message for your physician, please call 336-713 8250 during business hours.  You will be called by the end of the business day.

If you have an urgent medical problem and you cannot wait to talk with your doctor during regular office hours, call 336-713-8250.  The on-call doctor for geriatrics will return your call.  The after hours operator will pick up at end of recorded message to assist you in reaching a physician.

Emergencies
If you have a medical emergency, go directly to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Emergency Department or your nearest emergency room. Upon your arrival, notify the staff that you are a patient in the Geriatric Care Clinic and give your physician’s name.

The Geriatric Outpatient Clinic is directed by Mary F. Lyles, M.D. and is staffed by geriatricians and medical professionals of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  Patients and their families can have peace of mind knowing that the best possible care available is being provided.

The Geriatric Outpatient Clinic is located in the Sticht Center on Aging, ground floor.  Patients check into the clinic through the Ambulatory Care Clinic.

Insurance
The Center accepts all patients who are insured, patients with Medicare/Medicaid coverage.

To Refer a Patient
If you are a physician or health care provider and you wish to refer a patient, or talk with a geriatrician please call 336-713-8250.

Following the patient visit, the physicians send a letter summarizing the findings and recommendations to the referring physician. 

After Hours Consultation
Medical providers who wish to speak with a geriatrician about a patient, patient transfer or medical question, can call the Physician Access Line toll free at 1-800-277 -7654 (716-7654 within Winston-Salem).  The on-call physician will return your phone call. 

 

 

 

Quick Reference

Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Administration
336-713-8570
Geriatric Clinic
336-713-8250
Geriatric Research
336-713-8539
Elder Law Clinic
336-758-5061

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