4th International Conference and Exhibition on Nutrition
Florida State University College of Medicine, USA
Dr. Agens received his MD degree in 1986 from Rutgers Medical School, completed an internal medicine residency at Cooper Hospital University Medical Center, Camden, NJ in 1989. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Prior to coming to Florida State University College of Medicine as Associate Professor in Geriatrics in 2008, Dr. Agens started and operated a solo internal medicine practice in his hometown of Blackwood, N.J 1989-1993. After moving to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, he served for 10 years as a geriatrician at Midelfort Clinic-Mayo Health System., 1991-2003. Throughout his career, Dr. Agens has taught and mentored medical students and residents as a clinical preceptor. In 2003, Dr. Agens moved to Tallahassee, Florida. He spent over five years as director of the Center for Chronic Care at Capital Health Plan, which delivered intensive primary care to some of its most complex patients and improved their functional and clinical outcomes. It was during this time he noted most of those patients were vitamin D deficient. He became acutely interested helping patients function better addressing their nutritional status as one component. During that time he served as Clinical Assistant Professor and as community faculty for multiple clinical rotations at Florida State University College of Medicine. Since 2008, Dr. Agens served as the Geriatrics Clerkship Director for fourth year medical students at the Tallahassee Regional Campus and since 2011 sees older patients in the Florida Medical Practice Plan. Still interested in vitamin D , he published with Gail Galasko, Ph. D. “Awareness of vitamin D deficiency states and recommended supplementation doses: Survey of faculty and staff at a medical school” in “e-SPEN Journal” suggesting an overall low awareness of the relationship between low vitamin D status and poor physical function/ falls.