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OUTPATIENT GERIATRICS ROTATION FOR
FAMILY MEDICINE AND INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS

GERIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY

Course Description

The geriatric rheumatology clinic provides evaluation and management
services to patients with various musculoskeletal and soft tissue
disorders. Evaluation of the elderly patient is often complex due to
the many comorbid conditions encountered in this population often
compounded by cognitive disorders, functional decline, polypharmacy and limited
social supports.

Goals:

Residents will observe and participate in the diagnosis and management of various rheumatologic conditions which contribute to patient's functional decline including connective tissues disorders, crystal diseases, osteoarthritis and other soft tissue disorders.

Residents will learn to differentiate these various clinical conditions, gain an
understanding of the various treatment options available, as well as
learn how to work with a multidisciplinary team of health professionals.


Reading:

Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases, Second Edition. Michael Weisman and
Michael E. Weinblatt. W.B. Saunders Co. 2001.


Schwab EP: Rheumatologic Conditions in the Elderly. Geriatric Secrets.
Hanley &Belfus, Inc. Philadelphia, PA. 190-194. 2004

Contact
Edna Schwab, MD
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Ralston House
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215 662 2746
Fax: 215-573-8684
 
 


 

 








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