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Irene Hamrick, MD

Professor of Clinical

Martha Betty Semmons Professor of Geriatrics; Director of Geriatric Division; Certified Medical Director

Family & Community Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Certified Medical Director: American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
  • Leadership Development: Harvard University, School of Public Health
  • Fellowship: University of North Carolina (Research, Education and Professional Development)
  • Fellowship: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (Medicine)
  • Fellowship: East Carolina University School of Medicine (Medicine)
  • Residency: East Carolina University
  • Medical Degree: East Carolina University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Western Carolina University

Family Medicine
Geriatric Medicine

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Geriatric Medicine

Peer Reviewed Publications

Hamrick, Irene; Goblirsch, Matthew Joseph; Tuan, Wen-Jan; Beckham, Felicia 2022. Transitioning from insulin to dipeptidyl-peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors for type 2 diabetes. Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.), 46 , 86-89

Hamrick, Irene; Norton, Derek; Birstler, Jen; Chen, Guanhua; Cruz, Laura; Hanrahan, Lawrence 2020. Association Between Dehydration and Falls. Mayo Clinic proceedings. Innovations, quality & outcomes, 4 3, 259-265

Hamrick, Irene; Mross, Paul; Christopher, Nate; Smith, Paul D 2017. Yoga's effect on falls in rural, older adults. Complementary therapies in medicine, 35 , 57-63

Cao, Qing; Lee, Tae J; Hayes, Stella M; Nye, Ann M; Hamrick, Irene; Patil, Shivajirao; Steinweg, Kenneth K 2015. Are geriatric medicine fellows prepared for the important skills of hospice and palliative care? The American journal of hospice & palliative care, 32 3, 322-8

Hamrick, Irene; Schrager, Sarina; Nye, Ann Marie 2015. Treatment of osteoporosis: current state of the art. Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift (1946), 165 3-4, 54-64

Hamrick, Irene; Meyer, Frank 2013. Perioperative management of delirium and dementia in the geriatric surgical patient. Langenbeck's archives of surgery, 398 7, 947-55

Nye, Ann Marie; Hamrick, Irene; Rauch, Allison; Pound, Melanie W; Shelton, Penny S 2013. Documenting the use of calcium supplements with oral bisphosphonates. The Consultant pharmacist : the journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, 28 1, 31-8

Hamrick, Irene; Cao, Qing; Agbafe-Mosley, Dorothy; Cummings, Doyle M 2012. Osteoporosis healthcare disparities in postmenopausal women. Journal of women's health (2002), 21 12, 1232-6

Kamneva, Oxana; Nye, Ann Marie; Hamrick, Irene 2011. Reasons for bisphosphonate exclusion in patients treated for osteoporosis. The Consultant pharmacist : the journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, 26 5, 325-31

Hamrick, Irene; Counts, Sandra H 2008. Vitamin and mineral supplements. Primary care, 35 4, 729-47

Hamrick, Irene; Nye, Ann Marie; Gardner, Casey K 2007. Nursing home medication administration cost minimization analysis. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 8 3, 173-7

Hamrick, I; Mertens, U; Lippert, H; Meyer, F 2006. [Delirium and dementia in the peri-operative management of elderly surgical patients]. Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie, 131 1, 62-8

Hamrick, I; Whetstone, L M; Cummings, D M 2006. Racial disparity in treatment of osteoporosis after diagnosis. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA, 17 11, 1653-8

Hamrick, Irene; Steinweg, Kenneth K; Cummings, Doyle M; Whetstone, Lauren M 2006. Health care disparities in postmenopausal women referred for DXA screening. Family medicine, 38 4, 265-9

Hamrick, I; Weiss, G; Lippert, H; Meyer, F 2005. [Geriatric problems in the perioperative management of surgical interventions]. Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie, 130 1, 41-7

Hamrick, Irene 2003. Anticoagulant use in patients with risk of falling. American family physician, 67 8, 1683; author reply 1

Hamrick, Irene . Re: home visits and the social context. Author reply. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM, 26 3, 339

Hamrick, Irene . More house calls by fewer physicians. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM, 25 6, 759-60

Hamrick, Irene . Guest family physician commentaries. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM, 24 4, 341-3

Hamrick, Irene M; Kennedy-Malone, Laurie; Barba, Beth E . Providing health care to aging North Carolinians: educational initiatives in geriatrics. North Carolina medical journal, 69 5, 383-8

Hamrick, Irene; Hafiz, Razia; Cummings, Doyle M . Use of days of the week in a modified mini-mental state exam (M-MMSE) for detecting geriatric cognitive impairment. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM, 26 4, 429-35