About Dr. Oberlender and Senior Evaluations

Founded in 2006, Senior Evaluations is led by Gary H. Oberlender, MD, FACP, who brings over 35 years of specialized training, knowledge and experience in the medical care of older adults to each and every case.

Dr. Oberlender is a 1976 graduate of LaSalle College and a 1980 graduate of Hahnemann Medical College. He spent 2 years as a general practitioner in Bland County Virginia then completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Virginia Affiliated Program in Roanoke-Salem. In 1985, Dr. Oberlender joined the full-time academic faculty at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. He served as Chief of Geriatric Medicine from 1990 until 2003 and as Associate Chief of Staff for Education from 2003 until retiring in 2006. During his tenure at the VA, Dr. Oberlender established and directed the Geriatric Evaluation Unit (GEU) and coordinated the Risk Management Program for the Department of Internal Medicine. He also served as acting Chief of Medicine and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.

Dr. Oberlender is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and is an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
 
Education
1976 Bachelor of Arts in Biology (Cum Laude)
La Salle College
Philadelphia, PA
1980 Doctor of Medicine
Hahnemann Medical College & Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
   
Post Doctoral Training
1980-81 Flexible Internship (Internal Medicine)
Roanoke Memorial Hospital                   
Roanoke, VA
1983-85 Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Virginia Affiliated Program
Roanoke-Salem, VA
   
Medical Licensure

1981-Present


2018-Present

Commonwealth of Virginia
Certificate # 1010-033233

State of North Carolina
Certificate # 240453

   
Professional Certification
1981 National Board of Medical Examiners
Certificate # 242144 (Lifetime Certification)
1985 Diplomat
American Board of Internal Medicine
Certificate #101766 (Lifetime Certification)
1990-2000 American Board of Internal Medicine
Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine
Certificate # 101766 (10 year Certification)
2000-2010 American Board of Internal Medicine
Re-Certification in Geriatric Medicine 
Certificate #101766 (10 year Certification)
2005 American College of Physicians
Elected to Fellowship Status--FACP (Lifetime certification)
2010-2020 American Board of Internal Medicine
Re-Certification in Geriatric Medicine
Certificate # 101766 (10 year Certification)
2016-Present Virginia Master Naturalist
2016-Present Certified Stream Monitor
Virginia Save Our Streams/Isaac Walton League of America
   
Academic Appointment
1986-2006 Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
Charlottesville, VA
   
Awards and Honors
1983 National Health Service Corps
Regional Award for Dedicated and Outstanding Service
1997 Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Director’s Award for Performance Excellence
2003 Annual “Head and Heart Award” for Mediators
Conflict Resolution Center                                                                       
Roanoke, VA
2010 American Medical Seminars, Inc
Sarasota, FL                                                                       
Teaching Excellence Award
   
Professional Experience
1981-1983 Medical Officer / General Practitioner
National Health Service Corps
Bland County Medical Clinic                                                                       
Bastian, Virginia
1985-1992 Internist/ Geriatrician
Chief, Section of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Geriatric Evaluation Unit
VA Medical Center, Salem, Virginia
1992-1996 Assistant Chief, Medical Service for Quality Management

Internist/ Geriatrician
Chief, Section of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Geriatric Evaluation Unit                                                                       
VA Medical Center, Salem, Virginia

1996-1997 Acting Chief, Medical Service
VA Medical Center, Salem, Virginia
Acting Co-Program Director
University of Virginia                                                                       
Affiliated Program in Internal Medicine

Internist/ Geriatrician
VA Medical Center, Salem, Virginia

1997-2001 Associate Chief of Staff for Education
Internist/ Geriatrician                                               
VA Medical Center, Salem, Virginia
2001-2006 Internist/Geriatrician
Extended Care Service Line                                               
VA Medical Center, Salem, Virginia
2006-Present

President, SeniorEvaluations, LLC
Private consultative practice of Geriatric Medicine

  • In-home Comprehensive Geriatric Evaluation and Assessment
  • Independent (In-home) cognitive assessments for legal and estate planning purposes
   
Panels and Boards
2007-Present Virginia State Bar
Fee Dispute Resolution Program
Mediator/Arbitrator
2008-Present Member, Multidisciplinary Guardianship Review Panel
Family Service of Roanoke Valley                                                                       
Roanoke, VA
2009-Present Member, Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel
Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Southwestern Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
   
Medical Expert Testimony
 

Certified as a medical expert in the following Virginia Circuit Courts:

  • City of Roanoke
  • City of Radford
  • Roanoke County
  • Fairfax County
  • Arlington County
  • Campbell County
  • Montgomery county
   

 

Contact Us

By phone: 540-529-7566
By email: consult@SeniorEvaluations.com