Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Physician / Doctor, Geriatric is $190,153
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Geriatrics?
An early career Physician / Doctor, Geriatric with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $180,562 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Physician / Doctor, Geriatric with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $193,890 based on 14 salaries. …Read more
What Do Physician / Doctor, Geriatrics Do?
Geriatric physicians/doctors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illnesses in older adults. These physicians must first study general medicine prior to specializing in geriatric medicine to understand the aging process and related illnesses, and they may work for hospitals or geriatric clinics/centers while some have their own private practice.
Medical school education and training and a license to practice medicine are required for this position, as are at least three …Read more
- Assess, diagnose and treat diseases and disabilities in geriatric patients.
- Prevent and treat medical conditions that frequently affect geriatric patients, such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, diabetes and heart disease.
- Provide patient and family with clear, compassionate direction and medical advice.