Dr Pia Iacovella FRACP, MBBS (Qld)

Dr Pia Iacovella FRACP, MBBS (Qld)

Consultant Physician and Geriatrician
FRACP in Geriatric Medicine

Dr Iacovella is an accredited supervisor for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is actively involved in registrar training at both Basic and Advanced training levels.

Dr Iacovella is committed to quality care and preservation of autonomy and independence of the aging patient in this ever changing and challenging landscape. Quality individualised care is her motto.

Dr Iacovella has inpatient and outpatient commitment to St Vincent’s Brisbane and Greenslopes Private Hospital (with active participation in on call roster for geriatrics and internal medicine).

Dr Iacovella has private general geriatric and general physician clinics at Greenslopes Private Hospital and a specialist Memory Clinic presence (The Memory Clinic Brisbane) at St Vincent’s Link Consulting Rooms, Kangaroo Point.

Dr Iacovella is a the Geriatrician for the Healthy Ageing Programme, Mater Public Adult Hospital – an innovative programme aimed at preventing deconditioning in community dwelling elderly people admitted with an acute illness.

In addition, Dr Iacovella is the Director of Medicine and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee, St Vincent’s Brisbane with supervision of advanced geriatric trainees and both public and private geriatric educations and management of patients.

Dr Iacovella Details

  • Consultant Physician and Geriatrician specialising in Geriatric Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • For over twenty years Dr Pia Iacovella had been dedicated to her medical career and her patients. She has a broad experience throughout her career including rural and aboriginal experience whilst working in Cairns for several years. Dr Iacovella’s areas of special interest are dementia and geriatric rehabilitation medicine, perioperative medical support and orthogeriatrics.
  • ’QGMG,
  • Dr Iacovella is a graduate of Queensland University, accredited Geriatrician and General Physician. She has a broad experience throughout her career including rural and aboriginal experience whilst working in Cairns for several years.

Queensland Geriatric Medicine Group

Specialising in the medical complexities that come with age, in rehabilitation of the older person, and in assisting you toward healthy ageing. Orthogeriatrics and perioperative management of the older and medical complex person is also our specialty.

  • Providing Integrated care in Geriatric Medicine

    Proactive Health Care for Healthy Aging

Sub Specialties

  • Rehabilitation

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    Your individualised rehabilitation program is designed to help you achieve your goals whilst improving your overall function. Your physiotherapist, occupational therapist and allied health assistant will develop your goals with you and help you achieve them.
  • Orthogeriatrics

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    Many older people suffer orthopaedic problems such as osteoarthritis of the hips, knees, shoulders and back, as well as fractures and complications. Treatment of these involves expert surgeons and geriatricians who help to manage the attendant medical problems after your operation.
  • Perioperative Medicine

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    Having an operation puts a lot of stress on your system, from your brain, your heart and your lungs to your circulation and immune systems. Preparing you for your operation, optimising your medications, and managing any complications is Perioperative Medicine.

QGMG Areas Of Expertise

  • Delirium
  • Dementia - types and characteristics
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes in the frail elderly
  • Polypharmacy in the elderly
  • Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
  • Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia
  • Depression in older people
  • Older Age Psychiatry
  • Resisting ageing
  • Alcohol and the older person
  • Falls
  • Incontinence
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sexuality of the older person
  • Care of the caregiver
  • When nursing home placement is the only option