Geriatric Medicine

UNC Health Care’s Geriatricians can help you maintain health, activity, and independence as you age. With board certifications in internal medicine, we are experts in primary care. Our doctors also have a Geriatrics certification, with special training in how the diseases of aging –– and multiple medications –– affect aging bodies. Our Geriatricians are both primary care physicians and specialists in the unique needs of older adults

Providing Primary and Hospital Care

We provide outpatient primary care through our award-winning UNC Geriatrics in Chapel Hill. We typically see patients who are 65 and older at our Clinic. Patients under 65 can be seen if they’re having age-related issues like dementia, falls, incontinence, or other geriatric syndromes.

Conditions we treat

  • Bladder and bowel control
  • Falls risk and falls prevention
  • Gait and walking issues
  • Prescription medication management
  • Memory issues and dementia
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis and bone health
  • Osteoarthritis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • And more

For conditions like heart disease and cancer, we can help coordinate care with your oncologist or cardiologist.

We offer age-friendly hospital care at our Inpatient Geriatrics Service at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus, home of the state’s first and only “silver” accredited Geriatrics Emergency Department.


UNC Geriatrics has consistently won awards for high patient ratings and clinical excellence. UNC Health Care won a Triangle Business Journal Health Care Heroes “Community Impact” award for our dementia-friendly training initiated at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus. Additionally, our Hilllsborough hospital features the state’s first accredited Geriatrics Emergency Department.

Learn more from staff and providers about our mission to provide consistently excellent care to our patients.

Learn More

To learn more about the academic and research mission of our team and to stay current on UNC Geriatrics news, visit the Division of Geriatric Medicine website.

5 Tips for Bringing Your Elderly Loved One to the Emergency Department

For many older adults, emergency departments can be difficult to navigate. Kevin Biese, associate professor of emergency medicine and internal medicine at UNC, and Jan Busby-Whitehead, professor and chief of geriatric medicine at UNC and director of the UNC Center for Aging and Health, share these important steps you can take to help the older adult you are caring for get the care they need and deserve.

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Geriatrics Clinic Appointments

Call 984-974-6599 to schedule your appointment at UNC Geriatrics. Referrals are not required. For more information on patient care, visit the Division of Geriatric Medicine.

Hospital Care and Emergency Care

UNC Geriatric Medicine inpatient services and North Carolina's only accredited Geriatric Emergency Department are available at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus.

At this location, we offer the same specialized hospital care with many added amenities to ease the hospital stays of older adults and their families.

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