A geriatrician is a primary care doctor who has received additional training and certification in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability in older adults. Geriatricians have furthered their understanding of the — often complex — medical issues we face as we age, such as chronic pain and cognitive problems. They are also accustomed to addressing situations where seniors are prescribed multiple medications that may interact negatively with each other and cause serious or dangerous side effects. The outstanding geriatricians practicing at the Healing Arts Pavilion are exceptional in their knowledge and care.
Marc Kantar, MD, says “I serve my patients by helping them manage issues that come with aging in addition to providing primary care. Geriatric medicine offers a comprehensive and global approach to the usual medical practice. My goal is a better quality of life and autonomy for my patients.” Dr. Kantar earned his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, and completed residency training at Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Wisconsin. He completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Columbia University Hospitals in New York. Dr. Kantar is board certified in family medicine and is on the medical staff at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. His clinical interests include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, urinary incontinence, and maintaining the functionality of his patients. He is fluent in English, Arabic and French.
Presence Healing Arts Pavilion
500 South Weber Road, Romeoville, IL