Geriatrics: A Challenging and Rewarding Subspecialty

In our December edition of the Journal, we highlight the challenges and rewards of physicians who specialize in geriatrics.

“I think a lot of people aren’t interested in older folks, but it’s a treat to me to care for them and honor them,” said Geriatrician Homer Brooks, MD, touching on his interest in elderly patients. Dr. Brooks currently practices at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro and is among a relatively small-but-growing number of fellowship-trained geriatricians here in Arkansas. “Every day, I’m able to stand up for an older person and show that little bit of respect for their age and wisdom.”

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