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More Doctors for Older Americans?

At the age of 87, Lloyd Brisk of Homewood, Ill., feels like a lucky man. True, he has battled an aneurism, carotid artery problems and prostate cancer. But he has lived through it all, he says, thanks to the help of a geriatrician—a primary care doctor trained in the special needs of older men and women. Brisk’s doctor, William Dale, M.D., tracks the subtle and not-so-subtle changes that happen to an aging body. “I wish everybody could have the quality of care I receive,” says Brisk, who visits Dale at least four times a year. Unfortunately, not nearly everyone can. … Back to Article

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