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James P. Richardson

James P. Richardson M.D., M.P.H.

Academic Title: Clinical Professor
Primary Appointment: Family & Community Medicine
Secondary Appointments: Epidemiology & Public Health
Location: St. Agnes Hospital
Phone: (410) 368-8979
Fax: (410) 368-3525

Personal History:

Dr. Richardson is Chief of Geriatric Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore Maryland.  Prior to arriving at St. Agnes in September 2008, he held the same position at Union Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Richardsonâ?Ts practice at St. Agnes Hospital is devoted to the care of the older adult.  He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia, frailty, frequent falls, and other geriatric syndromes and provides outpatient and inpatient consultations to other physicians.  As part of his clinical work, Dr. Richardson teaches medical students and residents at St. Agnes Hospital. 

Dr. Richardson attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  He completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Maryland in 1983.  After serving in the Public Health Service in North Carolina, he taught and practiced as a member of the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine at Maryland from 1986 until 1997, rising to the rank of Associate Professor.  In 1995 Dr. Richardson completed his M.P.H. degree at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.  Currently he serves as a volunteer Clinical Professor of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine. 

Dr. Richardson is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  Dr. Richardson has published more than 40 scientific articles and book chapters on infections in older adults, health promotion, and other geriatric topics and is a frequent lecturer on these topics to professional and lay audiences.  Dr. Richardson is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGSF), a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine (FACPM), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice (FAAFP).  He is a regular contributor to the monthly newspaper for seniors, Generations, which is distributed in Howard and Anne Arundel counties.

Dr. Richardson lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with his wife and twin 15-year-old sons. 

Research Interests:

Diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease, Vitamin D deficiency

Clinical Speciality:

* Geriatric Medicine
* Hospice and Palliative Medicine
* General Preventive Medicine
* Family Medicine