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A geriatrician is a doctor with specialist training in caring for the health of older people (geriatric medicine). They diagnose and treat age-related medical conditions.

Geriatricians often work as part of a team of specialists providing geriatric care to older patients who have more than one age-related condition, such as memory loss and dementia, heart disease, incontinence and stroke.

Services provided

  • Geriatric assessment
  • Continence management
  • Balance and reducing the risk of falls
  • Management and treatment of delirium
  • Healthy ageing


You need a referral from a doctor to see a geriatrician.

How to access

Ask your doctor about how to make an appointment with your geriatrician.


The cost of geriatric services varies depending on the provider. Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost.



Conventional healthcare


Regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA).


Geriatricians must be registered through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Minimum qualifications

The minimum education requirement for a geriatrician is Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.


  • Write down a list of questions to ask while you’re there.