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  • Geriatric medicine physicians care for older adults in the context of their lives over years. “Like children aren’t little adults, elderly adults are not the same as middle-aged adults,” says Cassandra Key, M.D., a geriatric medicine physician with a group private practice, Methodist Stone Oak in San Antonio.

    To best care for this population, the focus is on the older adult and their support system, working with and counseling them across various care settings (e.g., home, long-term care), says Michael Lichtenstein, M.D., M.Sc., chief of geriatrics, gerontology, and palliative medicine and professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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