Dr. Todd Goldberg, geriatrician and WVU internal medicine faculty in Charleston, was featured in a West Virginia Public Broadcasting story on the shortage of geriatric physicians among an aging population.

According to Goldberg, West Virginia needs not only geriatricians (a physician specializing in adults ages 65 and older), but nurses, physical therapists, and psychologists who know how to handle this patient population.

“Experts feel that the current workforce is inadequately trained and inadequately prepared to deal with what’s been called the silver tsunami – a tidal wave of elderly people – increasing in the population in West Virginia, across America, and across the world really,” he said.

Goldberg was featured because of his role as the chair of geriatrics at the West Virginia University Charleston Division. His team includes Drs. Raghavendra Mulinti and David Elliott.

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