Jeffrey Larkin - MD

 
Jeffrey Larkin - MD

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St Louis Park
952-993-3123
St Louis Park
My Areas of Practice

I specialize in geriatric medicine. This involves on focusing on the elder's goals, which may have a different emphasis than a younger patient. For example; rather than trying to get an 85-year-old to have an ideal cholesterol level, we may be trying to prevent the next fall, thereby keeping her in her home, which may be her goal.

Understanding the person and a discussion of goals can avoid over-treatment. Dignity and preservation of sense of self can themselves be a goal.

My special interests in geriatric medicine are dementia diagnosis and treatment with emphasis on behavioral approaches. I have extensive experience consulting regarding appropriate medication use in elders. I'm experienced in outpatient consultations for geriatric related problems. 

 

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 1984

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Services

Practices at

St Louis Park
3800, 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

Geriatric Medicine
1994,2004

American Board of Family Medicine
1984,1990,1996,2002,2009

Family Medicine: University of Iowa
Mason City, Iowa
1984

M.D.: University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN.
1981

University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy
Minneapolis, MN.
1976-1977

B.A.: University of Minnesota
Sociology
Minneapolis, MN.
1975

Professional Associations & Awards

American Geriatric Society, American Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (associate member)

Personal

My wife, Kathy and I have been married since 1975. We both grew up in Minnetonka. We have recently moved from Eugene Oregon to be closer to family. Outside interest are my grandchildren as well as two large dogs, cycling and reading fiction.