Medical Expert - Hal H. Atkinson, MD

Area of Expertise: Aging - Gerontology
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Hal H. Atkinson, MD

Associate Professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Director, Geriatric Consultation Clinic

Atkinson is a geriatrician with experience in consultative geriatrics for older patients with multiple medical problems, including frailty, functional decline, cognitive or memory problems, and other geriatric syndromes. Dr. Atkinson is involved in clinical education of medical students, residents, and geriatrics fellows. His work focuses on geriatrics education across multiple specialties, translating clinical evidence into education, and improving quality of care for older adults through education. He is listed in Best Doctors in America.

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Aging, frailty, functional decline, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, memory decline, geriatric education, memory, cognitive function, cognitive impairment, elderly, gerontology, baby boomers

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Wake Forest Baptist Sets its GPS on Geriatric Training With Grant Funding

Wake Forest Baptist has been awarded $999,979 over four years, a continuation of an almost $2 million grant awarded in 2008 from the foundation to strengthen geriatrics education at all levels of training. Wake Forest Baptist is one of 10 academic health centers in the country to receive new funding from the foundation to extend programs that train medical students, residents and faculty in geriatrics.

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