Dr. S Ridge practices Geriatric Medicine in New York, NY. Geriatricians prevent, manage, and develop care plans that address the special health problems of the elderly. Dr. Ridge works as part of a team with other healthcare providers, to address the natural aging that goes on within the body and to manage multiple medical problems and ensure social support.
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