JEREMIAH LOPEZ: CONNECTING WITH AN OLDER POPULATION

My residency in family medicine at McLaren-Flint Family Practice introduced me to geriatrics and planted the seed of interest in the sub-specialty. I was exposed to a two-month geriatrics block that included post-acute and long-term care management. In addition, participating in home visits for our patients who were home-bound provided crucial insight into an individual’s social and living situation. Barriers that limited a patient’s care may have been due to an environmental factor that was addressed during these visits.

 

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