Few Young Doctors Are Training To Care For U.S. Elderly

(By Kara Lofton, West Virginia Public Broadcasting for Kaiser Health News)

At Edgewood Summit retirement community in Charleston, W.Va., 93-year-old Mary Mullens is waxing eloquent about her geriatrician, Dr. Todd Goldberg.

“He’s sure got a lot to do,” she said, “and does it so well.”

West Virginia has the third oldest population in the nation, right behind Maine and Florida. But Goldberg is one of only 36 geriatricians in the state. Read article here….

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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