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Teri Yaeger
101 W. 8th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204
P (509) 474-3237
F (509) 626-9917


Geriatrics [R2 year]

While a large number of patients that internists care for are “older” and in the “geriatric age group”, a structured geriatrics rotation provides a framework for comprehensive management. These patients typically have multiple comorbid conditions, many of which may compete with one another. Older patients present unique challenges which are addressed in this required rotation, completed at the VA Hospital. In addition, end of life issues will be explored with an introduction to hospice and palliative care. 


The American Board of Internal Medicine [ABIM] limits a resident to no more than six rotations in fields not considered part of traditional internal medicine. We advise and assist residents in choosing electives to make sure they meet ABIM standards and are ready for certifying exams. Electives include: outpatient gynecology, hepatology, radiology, transplant, orthopedics, ENT, anesthesia, palliative care, ethics and others.