© 2007

Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine

A Case-Based Approach

  • Rainier P. Soriano
  • Helen M. Fernandez
  • Christine K. Cassel
  • Rosanne M. Leipzig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Rainier P. Soriano
    Pages 1-19
  3. Rainier P. Soriano
    Pages 20-38
  4. Kenneth S. Boockvar
    Pages 56-72
  5. S. Brent Ridge
    Pages 73-79
  6. Olusegun A. Apoeso
    Pages 94-108
  7. Helen M. Fernandez
    Pages 143-163
  8. Sandra E. Sanchez-Reilly
    Pages 164-176
  9. Sandra E. Sanchez-Reilly
    Pages 177-191
  10. Hannah I. Lipman
    Pages 192-215
  11. Rainier P. Soriano
    Pages 216-249
  12. Reena Karani
    Pages 250-266
  13. Daniel E. Wollman
    Pages 267-288
  14. Daniel E. Wollman
    Pages 289-303
  15. Rainier P. Soriano
    Pages 304-321
  16. Kathleen R. Srock
    Pages 322-339
  17. Helen M. Fernandez
    Pages 340-355

About this book


As the population ages, the unique needs of elderly patients are becoming increasingly important to practitioners of primary care, geriatric medicine, family medicine, and internal medicine. Physicians need a handy resource that presents the essentials of geriatric medicine and suggests simple ways to provide better care. Experts in geriatric medicine have streamlined Cassel’s classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, Fourth Edition, into this concise guide filled with focused information and case-based instruction. This handbook addresses the complexity of disease prevention and presentation in elderly patients, as well as geriatric pharmacology. Medicare and Medicaid, and conditions common to elderly patients, including depression, dementia, and hypertension, are also covered. Numerous graphs and tables are included throughout the book to assist the reader in processing the information presented and incorporating it into clinical practice. This practical guide is an essential resource for all those caring for the elderly.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rainier P. Soriano
    • 1
  • Helen M. Fernandez
    • 1
  • Christine K. Cassel
    • 2
  • Rosanne M. Leipzig
    • 1
  1. 1.Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult DevelopmentMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.ABIM Foundation and American Board of Internal MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

"Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine comprehensively covers the broad field of geriatric medicine in 624 pages. … The bibliography at the end of each chapter is up to date … . The book is reasonably priced … . It provides clinically relevant information in an excellent, straightforward manner. It will be decidedly useful to medical students, residents, fellows, and primary care clinicians (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistant)." (Aman Nanda, Journal of the American Mathematical Association, Vol. 298 (12), 2007)

"This is a practical educational companion to the fourth edition of Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, by Christine K. Cassel ... . The layout is easy to read and concise. ... This is an excellent text for medical students and residents completing a rotation in geriatric medicine. Primary care Physicians ... will also find this book to be of great value." (Gregory J. Hanson, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 82 (9), September, 2007)