In the article, Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom talks about her insights and experience as a geriatrician, innovative ideas that other countries are using to care for older adults in their communities, and the need for trained geriatricians.
The Portland Tribune news piece discusses a number of reasons why there is a lack of trained geriatricians and JAHF senior program officer and communications director, Marcus Escobedo, adds "'Persistent ageism' is also part of the picture."
The article continues, "...there are fewer geriatricians per senior in the U.S. than there were 15 years ago. The alternative, pushed by nearly everybody in the field of gerontology, is to standardize a portion of the training geriatricians receive and deliver it to cardiologists, gastroenterologists, oncologists and nurses."
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