Dr. Levy is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Levy is the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Medical Director at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital.
The most widespread condition affecting seniors is coronary heart disease, followed by stroke, cancer, pneumonia and the flu. Accidents, especially falls that result in hip fractures, are also unfortunately common in the elderly.
Many family caregivers and elder care professionals strongly recommend adding a geriatrician to an aging loved one’s care team. Geriatric physicians specialize in treating older patients, but how exactly do they fit into a senior’s current care plan?