Geriatrics

Aging can sometimes bring on increased potential for illness and multiple health issues. With our team approach to senior health, we will work with you and your family members or caregivers to help prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and possible disability that may occur with aging.

At our 65-Plus Clinic for seniors, we will assess your health and make efforts to maintain your independence and wellness, and also consider the needs of any family members or caregivers in your life. We can help families address any concerns about medical decision-making for senior patients and their ability to live safely.

Your first appointment with a WVU Medicine geriatrics provider may take longer than an hour so that we can perform a specialized geriatrics consultation. We’ll discuss your medical history and your family’s medical history and any current health conditions or challenges. It is beneficial for a family member or caregiver to attend your appointment. Bring a list of all medications, including herbal and over-the-counter medications, to your appointment.

Conditions We Treat

Our caring team is comprised of board-certified geriatricians who are committed to providing high-quality care for a variety of conditions that affect adults age 65 and up. If your condition requires more specialized treatment, we can assist you with a referral to another WVU Medicine provider. Some of the geriatric conditions we treat include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Memory loss/dementia in seniors 65+
  • Behavioral disturbances in patients diagnosed with dementia
    • Anxiety, depression, psychosis, sleep disturbances
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke

Palliative Medicine and Hospice

WVU Medicine’s palliative medicine and hospice services provide patient and family-centered care that offers improved quality of life for patients with life-limiting illnesses by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. No matter your age or stage of your illness, we work closely with you and your doctors to help you navigate your healthcare and understand your treatment options.

Our caring team is comprised of board-certified palliative medicine and hospice physicians, nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians, speech therapists, chaplains, and pharmacists committed to provide high-quality care.

Palliative medicine and hospice services include:

  • Careful pain and symptom assessment and control
  • Psychosocial and spiritual support for patients and families
  • Discussion about patients’ goals for care so that they can be respected
  • Coordination of service among the different teams treating an individual
  • Assistance with identifying the patient’s and family’s preferred place of care and discharge (home, nursing home, long-term acute hospital, or inpatient hospice)
  • Inpatient palliative medicine consultations
  • General inpatient hospice care
  • Coordination of the patient’s care with all hospice agencies in the region

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE 855-988-2273

WVU Medicine University Town Centre
6040 University Town Centre Drive
Morgantown, WV 26501

Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

Section Chief

Ramiro 'Osvaldo' Navia, MD

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Section Chief of Geriatrics and Grace Kinney Mead Endowed Chair of Geriatrics
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Geriatric Psychiatry

Romika Dhar, MD

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Assistant Professor
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Palliative Medicine and Hospice

Alvin Moss, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

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Professor and Section Chief
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Charles Mupamombe, MD

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Supportive and Palliative Medicine
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