General and Geriatric Medicine

Specialized care for adults

Our physicians, who specialize in general medicine and geriatrics, provide older adults with specialized care geared toward their needs in four clinical areas:

  • Outpatient care
    Adult patients visit our outpatient clinic to receive preventive care and disease diagnosis, management and treatment.
  • Geriatric care
    Older adults receive specialized care geared toward their needs. Services are provided to patients in the hospital and also at the Landon Center on Aging.
  • Inpatient care
    Patients who are admitted to The University of Kansas Hospital receive specialized care and consultation.
  • Palliative care
    This special kind of comprehensive care and support is offered to patients facing end-of-life and life-changing events.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Our geriatrics program ranks No. 16 among the nation's top 50 in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Hospitals. Rankings are based on measurable achievements in quality, patient safety, nursing excellence and other best patient care indicators. This is our third consecutive year to achieve the honor.

Our internists also lead innovative research to improve patient outcomes in areas such as obesity, nutrition and geriatrics.

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Lucas Thompson, MD

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