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Geriatric Consultations

The Geriatrics Consultative Team is a special group of clinicians that offers extensive expertise in understanding and caring for seniors. The team works closely with a patient's physicians, nurses and therapists to identify potential age-related issues, maximize care, and keep communication open among both team members and family members.

The team is led by Joanne Crantz, MD, Chief of Geriatrics at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Crantz is a board certified internist with a fellowship in geriatric medicine. Under the leadership of Dr. Crantz, the team:

  • Performs a comprehensive physical examination of the patient
  • Provides cognitive and functional assessments including vision and hearing tests
  • Conducts a thorough review of patient medications, looking for potential side effects or drug interactions
  • Serves in an ongoing consultative role and makes care recommendations to physicians and other caregivers
  • Supports the patient's family and other caregivers

For more information about the Geriatrics Consultative Team, contact Deirdre Carolan, CRNP, PhD, at 703-776-3789.