Mariana Dangiolo


We are living through truly remarkable times. These days, so many things that we’ve never fully understood before are being studied, questioned and reexamined in ways that very well may change our futures. This is particularly true when it comes to understanding how we age.

Not so long ago, the entire field of gerontology was more or less hidden in the background, but these days, it has stepped up to takes its place as one of the most interesting, active and evolving fields in medicine. If you’ve spent most of your adult life seeing a general practitioner, this may be the time to consider making an appointment with a gerontologist.

Mariana Dangiolo, MD, is an assistant professor of family medicine and gerontology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She explains when it is time to seek out a gerontologist and the key differences between general practitioners and gerontologists.

Plus, what are some key activities, supplements or diets you should consider as you age? Dr. Dangiolo offers her expertise.