Geriatrics

Geriatrics, or geriatric medicine, is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician, or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient’s needs, and the availability of a specialist. It is important to note the difference between geriatrics, the care of aged people, and gerontology, which is the study of the aging process itself.

The Geriatric Clinic serves the senior citizen on every Wednesday between 09.00am to 05.00pm in OPD number 5, ground floor, Shri B. M. Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Vijayapura 586103