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Geriatric Medicine is the treatment of the elderly and is a highly specialised medical area with only eight registered Geriatricians in South Africa.

Our Sub-specialist Geriatric Medicine unit has been part of the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre since 2007. The unit provides comprehensive geriatric assessments and assists patients in the management of various complex physical and cognitive problems associated with the frail older person.

We also advise our patients on the importance of the successful ageing concept for less frail people, who tend to be more healthy and strong.

The Unit is currently headed by Dr Brent Tipping.

The WDGMC Geriatrics Unit also practices from a state service basis at the Helen Joseph Hospital.

Unit Contact Details:

  • 011 356 6389 / 011 726 0003
  • 011 726 0002