HEATLH & FITNESS - Geriatric medicine joins St. Mary doctor group

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Providence St. Mary Physician Group has hired Dr. Joanne Perez, an internist who is fellowship-trained in geriatric medicine.

The medical discipline is centered on health care needs of mature adults. Perez's practice will focus on patients ages 50 and over. She has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of memory problems such as Alzheimer's disease.

One of the doctor's missions is to uphold the quality of life of older adults, with an emphasis on disease prevention, medication review and advance care planning.

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