Patient Care

The Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care provides primary care and specialty services that meet the needs of older adults and patients with advanced or life-threatening illness.

The William Clifford and Margaret Spain McDonald Clinic houses several of the Division's outpatient clinical programs including the Geriatric Clinic, Palliative and Supportive Care, Geriatric Heart Failure Clinic, and the Camellia Medical Group.

The Continence Program at the Kirklin Clinic offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence.

An Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Program that includes Geriatric consults is offered at University Hospital.

Palliative care inpatient units and consult services are available at both the University Hospital and the VA.

Other VA-based programs include the Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) Fall Prevention and Continence Clinics, an outpatient Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit, geriatric hospital consultations, Home-Based Primary Care, and an outpatient and home-based Palliative Care Program.

The Division provides medical directorships for community-based continuing care communities, a Geriatric Health Center, assisted-living, geriatric care management, and several hospice providers.