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Geriatric medicine deals with aging problems and illnesses in older people. A geriatrician or geriatric physician has specific knowledge of the aging process and expert skills in the diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of diseases in the elderly. This specialist can treat geriatric patients in the patientís home, an office, nursing home, or a hospital setting. Physicians in this specialty treat patients suffering from numerous diseases and illnesses, but some of the most common are Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. To diagnose patients with possible illnesses and diseases, specialists will often perform one of many tests including Bone density test.
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