Welcome to Peter Lange

BSc MBBS FRACP

 

Background

 

 Dr Peter Lange completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Queensland, majoring in physiology and pharmacology. He then completed postgraduate medicine, obtaining an MBBS, internship and early years of training in Queensland. He came to Melbourne in 2005 where he completed physician and geriatrics advanced training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He commenced work both in the General Medicine and Geriatrics departments in 2010. In 2012 he was appointed head of the Assessment and Planning Unit at RMH, later renamed the Acute Medical Unit where he remains head of unit.

 

In 2016 Dr Lange took up a PhD with the topic "Delirium in Hospitalised Elderly; changing the Natural History" at the University of Melbourne, representing the formalisation of a research interest in delirium.

 

Dr Lange also consults at the Melbourne Private Hospital and Showgrounds Specialist Centre, conducting comprehensive geriatric assessment to determine suitability for Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Implantation.

 

Services

  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Implantation.
 

 

 

Other Roles of Geriatricians
  • Preventative Geriatrics: early intervention to prevent decline.
  • Cognitive impairment, delirium and dementia assessment.
  • Falls, falls risk reduction, assessment of suitability for anti-coagulation.
  • Deconditioning, decreasing mobility, functional decline and inability to function independently.
  • Continence.
  • Decision making capacity assessment: wills, EPOA, end-of-life, voluntary assisted dying.