FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2020
Dr. Mallory Otto Joins Saratoga Hospital’s Geriatric Care Team
Fellowship-trained geriatrician increases access to care for growing senior population
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., May 12, 2020—Dr. Mallory Otto has joined Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Geriatric Care. The practice takes a holistic, age-friendly approach to caring for older patients.
Dr. Otto sees patients during their stay at Saratoga Hospital. She also consults with primary care and other providers on how to best meet the needs of their geriatric patients.
“The population of Saratoga County is aging, and our community’s healthcare needs are changing,” said Dr. Richard Falivena, vice president and chief medical and physician integration officer at Saratoga Hospital. “In response, we’re providing specialized, patient-centered care that can have a positive impact on quality of life.”
Recent reports indicate the percentage of residents age 65 and older in Saratoga County has increased by more than 50% over the past decade, from 26,055 in 2007 to 40,355 in 2017. As a result, seniors now make up 18% of the population, compared with 12% a decade ago.
“Our older patients deserve geriatricians like Dr. Otto, who has the skills, expertise and compassion to help patients manage multiple health conditions and navigate the challenges that often come with aging,” Falivena said. “She is a wonderful addition to our multidisciplinary team.”
Otto has nearly a decade of experience, most recently at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, where she specialized in aging and geriatric medicine. She also served as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine, teaching courses in geriatric medicine, palliative care and rehabilitation medicine.
A graduate of Cornell University, Otto earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. After an internship and residency in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, she completed fellowship training in geriatric medicine at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. She is board certified in internal medicine with subspecialty certification in geriatrics.
Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Geriatric Care is located at 119 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, in the Wesley Community. For more information go to SaratogaHospital.org.
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. Through its affiliation with Albany Med and Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital is part of the largest locally governed health system in the region. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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