About Geriatrics Psychiatry

Physical Address:
1713 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294

Telephone: (205) 934-7008   or   1-800-782-1133

Mission:

  • To provide excellent inpatient and outpatient clinical care and treatment for elderly patients suffering from psychiatric disorders
  • To provide for the training of medical students and residents in the care and treatment of elderly psychiatric patients;
  • To promote and encourage research into psychiatric disorders of the elderly, particularly in the area of Alzheimer’s disease
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Dr. Bates Redwine
Division Director

Programs and Services:

  • The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry treats the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders in elderly patients.
  • Inpatient and outpatient services are available through the Center for Psychiatric Medicine and departmental outpatient clinics.
  • Inpatient services provide evaluation of acute illness in patients who can no longer be maintained independently at home or in a retirement facility.
  • The outpatient clinic provides follow-up on previously seen inpatients and outpatients and for the initial evaluation of those who do not require immediate hospitalization.
  • Neuropsychological testing is available. Evaluations include neuroimaging, electroencephalograms, OT assessments, mini-mental state examinations and SPECT/PET scans.
  • The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program provides training to assure competence in treatment of the elderly through a structured learning experience encompassing didactic, clinical and research activities.
 

Accomplishments:

  • The UAB Division of Geriatric Psychiatry is the only comprehensive center in Alabama offering clinical care, education and training, and research in the psychiatric disorders of the elderly.
  • Division faculty members include four psychiatrists and one neuropsychologist.
  • All physicians in the division have been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and all have added qualifications in geriatric psychiatry.