Division of Geriatric Medicine
4802 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Phone: (718) 283-7071

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Geriatric Medicine


Brooklyn has the largest percentage of elderly people in New York City, of which forty-four percent have a disability, including mobility and self-care limitations.

In response to the needs of this aging population, Maimonides Medical Center has established a comprehensive geriatric program. Our geriatric medicine specialists understand and specialize in meeting the unique health needs of older patients. As a matter of fact, Maimonides has recently been recognized as a NICHE-designated hospital. NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), awarded by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing, signals our resolve to provide evidence-based, interdisciplinary approaches to the care of older adults. This results in improved outcomes and greater satisfaction for patients and their families.

The elderly are often faced with health issues that are more complex than that of younger patients. Maimonides provides primary care and consultation services that span a range of medical problems, such as:

  • Complex Chronic Diseases
  • Depression
  • Falls & Gait Disorders
  • Incontinence: in Women  and in Men
  • Loss of Function
  • Memory Difficulties
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Malnutrition
  • Medication Management
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Wound and Pressure Ulcers 

Our team specializes in geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry, geriatric nursing, and social work.  We provide individualized care plans for patients, focusing on the whole patient, their family and their home environment.

Our staff will manage your care across the continuum from hospitalization to outpatient and home medical care, as well as coordinate with skilled nursing and social work services.

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Paris, Barbara MD
Director, Division
of Geriatric Medicine
(718) 283-7071
Specialty: Geriatrics, medicine

Breznay, Jennifer MD
Associate Program Director,
Division of Geriatric Medicine
(718) 283-7071
Specialty: Geriatrics, Medicine

Hecht, Melvyn MD
Deputy Director, Division
of Geriatric Medicine
(718) 283-7071
Specialty: Geriatrics, Medicine


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