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Geriatric Medicine SA – Outstanding Care for Older Patients

At Geriatric Medicine SA we are committed to providing outstanding care for older patients throughout the hospital journey. We are a group of Geriatricians who specialise in the comprehensive care of the older person. We understand the impact that a hospital stay can have on an older person and are committed to assisting patients and their carers throughout their hospitalisation and recovery. We specialise in the peri-operative medicine and will work closely with surgical staff to achieve the best possible outcome for older patients after surgery. Along with peri-operative care, we offer inpatient consultation, medical care during rehabilitation admissions and outpatient clinics.

As locally trained physicians we understand the importance of comprehensive care that is reliable and delivered to the highest standard. We are experienced, committed and caring. We believe that the best possible outcomes can be achieved when there is continuity in care from pre-operative assessment, peri-operative care, rehabilitation and future care planning.

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Our Doctors

Dr Sally Johns

MBBS(Adel) FRACP

Dr Sally Johns completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide Medical School in 2005 and trained as a Physician specialising in Geriatric Medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. She has an interest in peri-operative medicine, pharmacology and prescribing in older patients, falls and fragility fractures, dementia and rehabilitation. Dr Johns holds appointments at Modbury and Lyell McEwin Hospitals (Northern Adelaide Local Health Network). She provides inpatient care at Calvary Wakefield Hospital, Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital and consultation services at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital and conducts Outpatient Clinics at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr Kylie Gardner

MBBS(Adel) FRACP

Dr Kylie Gardner completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide Medical School in 2008. Training as a physician specialising in Geriatric Medicine occurred across Metropolitan Adelaide and she has completed a clinical Diploma in Palliative Care under the guidance of Northern Adelaide Palliative Service. She has a special interest in complex care in the older person, end of life care, pain management and rehabilitation. Dr Gardner holds appointments at Modbury Hospital, Lyell McEwin Hospital as well as a fortnightly clinic at McIntyre Medical Centre. She provides inpatient care at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital and Calvary Wakefield Hospital.

Dr Tam Ho

MBBS(Adel) FRACP

Dr Ho graduated from University of Adelaide in 2003. She underwent her post -graduate training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. She has gained a specialist qualification (Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians) in both Geriatric Medicine and General Medicine in 2013. Dr Ho is now a staff specialist at the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (Modbury and Lyell McEwin Hospital) and consulting at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital. She has special interests in perioperative medicine, delirium and acute medical care for older patients. Dr Ho provides inpatient care at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital and Calvary Wakefield Hospital. Dr Ho does outpatient clinics at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital. She visits some Residential Care Facilities. Dr Ho also speaks Vietnamese.

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