How to Maximize Your Health in the Fourth and Fifth Age with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Karl Singer

Dr. Karl Singer is a family physician and geriatrician who recently retired from active practice in Exeter, NH. Over more than 40 years in practice, he has seen enormous changes in the patterns of illness in his older patients. The changes reflect both advances in medical care and a new understanding of the importance of lifestyle on illness and quality of life.

In this episode, Dr. Singer will discuss strategies for optimizing health and function in older adults based on current research. He will also outline some of the challenges of the new frontier of caring for patients in their 80s and 90s and attempting to maximize function in these patients.

When you tune in, you should have a better idea of the steps you and your patients or clients can take to remain active and engaged through the fourth and fifth age.

About Karl Singer:

Dr. Singer graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1967 and completed his training in medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston in 1972. Since then, he has practiced as a primary care physician in Exeter, NH. He recently retired from his office-based practice. Dr. Singer is board-certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics as well as Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Practice.

Dr. Singer's interest in older adults began when he joined the staff of Rockingham Nursing Home, a 220-bed county facility, in 1975. Dr. Singer has over 200 publications on a wide variety of medical topics. He has been the chairman of the education committee at Exeter Hospital for more than 30 years and has taught at Harvard Medical School and Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel.

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