Geriatric Doctors and Services on Long Island
Geriatric doctors, also known as geriatricians, provide specialized primary care and geriatric consultative services to individuals 65 years and older with complex health problems and chronic medical conditions as well as to those who enjoy good health.
As America’s “Baby Boomers”—approximately 76 million strong—grow older, the need for specialty trained geriatric doctors has increased rapidly. The National Institute on Aging reports that the number of persons age 65 and older will double within the next 25 years.
Winthrop University Hospital’s Geriatric Center on Long Island has carefully assembled an award-winning team of geriatric doctors working at the leading edge of innovative geriatric services. We provide the latest technology in screening and diagnostics, as well as state-of-the-art treatments and the most advanced robotic and minimally invasive surgical procedures. Our goal is to help our patients enjoy longer, healthier, active lifestyles.
The Region’s Leading Adult Geriatric Specialists
In their 2014 “Best Hospitals” report which evaluated 5,000 hospitals nationwide, US News and World Report ranks Winthrop-University Hospital’s geriatric services among the best in New York State and the NYC metro area.
Our multidisciplinary team focuses on the multiple and often overlapping health needs of our elderly population. We draw on the expertise of top specialists in many fields to evaluate and treat complex inter-related conditions while addressing the varied needs of patients and their caregivers.
Supportive Services for the Elderly on Long Island
Supportive community services become increasingly important for older patients, whether they live with family or live alone. Winthrop-University Hospital provides information about community programs for the elderly such as senior day care and free transportation to medical appointments, as well as medical evaluations for community-based resources. We also host regular support groups for adult children and spouses who serve as caregivers.
Training the Next Generation of Geriatric Doctors on Long Island
Our skilled geriatricians see a high volume of medical problems every day. Since Winthrop-University Hospital is a teaching hospital, our physicians provide care for geriatric patients at multiple teaching sites including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, homecare and office and hospital settings. Our doctors not only train the next generation of geriatricians, but are at the forefront of geriatric medical research.
Long Island’s Top Geriatric Doctors
In the same “Best Hospitals” Report mentioned above, US News and World Report ranked individual doctors, too. We’re proud to say that 94 Winthrop-University Hospital physicians were listed in their 2014 “Top Doctors” report including two of our Preventive Medicine geriatricians, Dr. Irving Gomolin and Dr. Lucy O. Macina. Together they represent over 50 years’ experience in geriatrics medicine.
For a complete list of our geriatricians, please visit Winthrop Geriatric Doctors and Specialists.