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Geriatrician Joins OU Physicians

Friday, March 22, 2013 - Campus News - Contact April Sandefer, (405) 271-5067
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Geriatrician Andrew Dentino, M.D., has established his medical practice with OU Physicians. Geriatricians provide health care services specific to seniors just as pediatricians specialize in health needs specific to children.
     
Dentino is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. He comes to OU Physicians from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, where he was chief of the division of geriatric and palliative medicine for the College of Medicine and director of clinical geriatrics for the Institute on Aging. He was also executive medical director of the Mildred and Shirley L. Garrison Center for Geriatric Education and Care in Lubbock.
     
Dentino completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and psychiatry and served as chief resident in psychiatry at West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown. He earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, N.Y., N.Y.
     
He is a member of the American Board of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, the American Board of Forensic Medicine and the American Medical Directors Association.
     
In addition to seeing patients, OU Physicians geriatricians at The Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine also teach other physicians about specialized care for seniors at the OU College of Medicine.
     
With more than 560 doctors, OU Physicians is the state's largest physician group. The practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.
     
OU Physicians see patients in their offices at the OU Health Sciences Center and in Edmond, Midwest City and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to OU Medical Center. Many also care for their patients in other hospitals around the metro area. OU Physicians serve as faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and train the region's future physicians.

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