Program Director, Geriatric Medicine, AdventHealth Winter Park
Dr. Cole is the Clerkship Director for Geriatrics at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine, Orlando Campus.
Areas of Interest and Positions
*Dr. Cole supervises medical students, residents and geriatric fellows in the care of elderly patients in the hospital, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, and home visits.
*Oversees a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Clinic within the Centre for Family Medicine
*Meets with elder patients and their caregivers in an interdisciplinary team to evaluate their medical, functional and psychosocial status.
*Specialty Consultants Panel for Pharmacist’s Letter and Prescriber’s Letter
*ABIM Geriatric Board Exam Review Committee.
Education and Training
Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Residency Program: AdventHealth Winter Park Family Medicine Residency
Fellowship Program: AdventHealth Winter Park Geriatric Fellowship
Specializing in the field of: Dementia, polypharmacy, nursing home care and geriatric syndromes.
* Geriatric Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications
*Family Medicine Board Certified
*Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
*Drug Enforcement Agency Certified
Presentations and Awards
*Excellence in Preceptor faculty from UCF
*2019 Patient Experience Top Performer – top 99 percentile in patient experience as measured by Press Ganey
* Peer Reviewer for FP Essentials “Issues in Geriatric Care” American Family Physician. May 2018
*Falk N, Cole A, Meredith TJ. Evaluation of Suspected Dementia. American Family Physician. 2018;97(6):
Current Major Nation Presentations:
*“Alzheimer Dementia”, “Urinary Incontinence in Women” and “Billing and Coding” presented for AAFP Geriatric Medicine Course, Ft Meyers, FL, December 4-7, 2019
*“Sleepless in Orlando: Insomnia in the PALTC setting” presented for FMDA conference, Orlando, FL, October 24, 2019
*“Polypharmacy in the Elderly” and “Elder Mistreatment” presented for FMX Conference, Philadelphia, PA, September 24-28, 2019
*“Sleeplessness in the Elderly” presented for University of South Florida interdisciplinary geriatrics noon conference and Byrd Alzheimers conference, Tampa Florida, June 26, 2019
*“Dementia and Capacity” presented at Florida Annual Judges Symposium, Orlando Florida, May 28, 2019
*“Sleepless in the Nursing home” presented at AMDA: The Society for Post-acute and Long-term Care National Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 7-10, 2019
*American Academy/Florida Academy of Family Physicians
*American Geriatrics Society
*Society of Teachers of Family Medicine