Special Care for the Complex Needs of Older Adults
Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the health and well-being of older adults.
Geriatricians diagnose, treat and manage diseases and conditions that require a special approach when dealing with older adults. They give attention to situations of special concern, including falls, incontinence, preoperative assessment and post-operative management, cerebrovascular disease, dementia, sensory impairment and other cognitive and affective changes that occur with aging.
When You Need a Geriatrician
Geriatricians often become the primary physician for older adults. If this is not the case, your primary physician might refer you to a geriatrician when a problem associated with aging requires special attention. In some cases, a family member might recognize a need for a geriatrician and suggest you consult one.
865 Northern Blvd. Suite 201
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 773-8974 (evenings and weekends)
To make an appointment with the Geriatric Medical Group, call (516) 708-2520 between 8am and 4pm.
Physicians and Staff
- Howard Guzik, MD
- Gisele Wolf-Klein, MD
- Yakov Iofel, MD
- James Lolis, MD
- Maria Carney, MD
Doreen Devins, RN
- Rupal Shah, MD
Barbara Vogel, LMSW
Coleen Bock, LCSW, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation
Learn more about the other senior services offered at North Shore-LIJ Health System.