DR. Casey Ott graduated from Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine. He did his internship, residency in internal medicine and fellowship in geriatric medicine at the Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University. The field of geriatrics “just clicked” for him, and his fellowship thesis comparing the efficacy of geriatric-only practices to internal or family medicine practices won the American Geriatric Society Presidential award. Dr. Ott performs an extensive Geriatric Assessment on all his new patients. He notes that poly-pharmacy (more than four medications) is an increasing problem in geriatrics. Thus, he will try to reduce and eliminate medications that conflict with each other. He puts emphasis on the “Geriatric Syndromes” such as memory loss, urinary incontinence, gait imbalance, weight loss and failure to thrive. Dr. Ott welcomes family members to be part of overall discussion since this may shed light on issues that may be missed during a regular interview. Dr. Ott’s goal is to help patients maintain not just good health but quality of life.
Practice: Western Connecticut Medical Group
Medical School: Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine
Hospital Affiliations: Danbury Hospital
Organizations: American Geriatric Society, The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry