Internal and Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Gilels is a caring, compassionate and extremely qualified concierge doctor in the Stuart area. With certifications in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, Dr. Gilels has met the certification standards necessary to practice medicine that applies scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults and senior citizens across the spectrum from health to complex illness.

What Is an Internist?

A doctor specialized in internal medicine spends three or more of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training learning to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases that affect adults. Internists may also be referred to as general internist¬Ěs and doctors of internal medicine¬Ě but are not to be confused with interns, the phrase used to describe doctors in their first year of residency training. Internists often act as the primary care physician and are equipped to deal with whatever problems a patient brings to the table. They are especially adept at solving difficult diagnostic problems and can handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time. You can expect Dr. Gilels to bring you as his patient an understanding of:

  • -Wellness (disease prevention and the promotion of health)
  • -Women’s health
  • -Mental health

As well as the effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.

What Is a Geriatrician?

Dr. Gilels also has a focus in geriatrics, one of the 13 sub-specializations of internal medicine that focuses on the health and well-being of older adults. This specialization means that Dr. Gilels has undergone specific training related to conditions specific to aging including geriatric assessment and rehabilitation, preventive medicine, management of patients in long-term care settings, and psycho-social, ethical, legal, and economic issues pertinent to geriatric patients. As a geriatric physician Dr. Gilels is particularly adept at diagnosing, treating and managing diseases and conditions that require a special approach when dealing with older adults. These specific areas of concern may involve falls, incontinence, preoperative assessment and post-operative management, cerebrovascular disease, dementia, sensory impairment and other cognitive and affective changes that occur with aging.