Faculty Voice - Jeremiah Lopez: Connecting with an Older Population
My residency in family medicine at McLaren-Flint Family Practice introduced me to geriatrics and planted the seed of interest in the sub-specialty. I was exposed to a two-month geriatrics block that included post-acute and long-term care management. In addition, participating in home visits for our patients who were home-bound provided crucial insight into an individual’s social and living situation. Barriers that limited a patient’s care may have been due to an environmental factor that was addressed during these visits.