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How can you find geriatric physicians in your local area?

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To find geriatric physicians in your local area, navigate to websites such as HealthAging.org or the Health section on USNews.com, access the search engine, type the information regarding your state, city and ZIP code, and peruse the list that the search process generates. As of 2015, these websites typically provide information about the doctors’ experience, means of contacting them and hospital affiliations, if any.

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On HealthAging.org, click on the Find a Geriatrics Healthcare Professional link in the main navigation bar, and click on the button bearing the same label. If another geriatric physician treated you in the past, type his name in the first field. Select your state from the drop-down menu, type the name of your city and the ZIP code in the last two fields, and click Go. The following page should display a list of geriatricians based on the information you provided earlier.

On USNews.com, click on the Health link, open the Doctors tab, and then click on the Geriatric Medicine link in the Specialists section. Select your state and city from the list, select the preferred gender of the doctor and a radius to filter the search results, and click on the name of the desired doctor to access additional information. This information typically includes a brief overview, exact location of the doctor’s office on the map, certifications and a list of insurance companies that the selected doctor accepts.

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