Meuleman, John, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine, University of Florida
Veterans Administration Medical Center Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (182)
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, Florida 32608-1197
2004 Mowry Road (South Wing)
University of Florida Campus
Gainesville, Florida 32611
1977, BS (highest honors), University of Notre Dame
1980, MD, Washington University Medical School
1980-1983, Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Florida
1983-1984, Chief Resident: Internal Medicine, Shands Teaching Hospital and VA Medical Center, University of Florida
John Meuleman, M.D. is an associate professor for the University of Florida College of Medicine and is a board-certified geriatric medicine physician. Dr. Meuleman earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, La. and received post- graduate training in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Meuleman completed an internal medicine residency at UF Health Shands Hospital and VA Medical Center where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Meuleman currently practices for UF Health Senior Care and specializes in geriatric medicine. His clinical interests are frailty, sarcopenia, elder exercise, falls and polypharmacy. Dr. Meuleman also serves as the assistant director of the fellowship program.
• Elder exercise
• Geriatric Medicine
• Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Clinical Affairs, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), VA Medical Center
Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program, University of Florida
Director, 3rd Year Family Medicine/Ambulatory Care Clerkship (BCC 7170)
Assistant Director, 4th Year Geriatric Clerkship, University of Florida
Associate Professor, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine Institute on Aging
Chief Resident in Internal Medicine – Shands Teaching Hospital and VA Medical Center, University of Florida
Frailty, sarcopenia, exercise for older adults, falls
Meuleman J, Kallas HE. Geriatrics. In: Harward MP, editor. Medical Secrets. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby, 2012, pp 565-584.
Meuleman J. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic orthostatic hypotension. Clinical Geriatrics 19 (4): 29-32, 2011.
Mikula J, Smith P, Meuleman J, Levy CE. Effects of a recreation therapy aquatics intervention: A case study on an older adult with uncontrolled orthostatic hypotension. American Journal of Recreation Therapy 9 (3): 13-16, 2010.
Bautista MK, Meuleman JR, Shorr RI, Beyth RJ. Description and students’ perceptions of a required geriatric clerkship in postacute rehabilitation care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 57: 1685-1691, 2009.
Campbell CS, Schenck E, Crews D, Meuleman JR. Eyes behind the video camera: partnering with families for home safety. Federal Practitioner 25 (11): 32-34, 2008.
Bishop MD, Meuleman J, Robinson M, Light KE. Influence of pain and depression on fear of falling, mobility, and balance in older male veterans. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 44: 675-684, 2007.
Classen S, Garvan C, Meuleman J, Ried LD, Mann W, Asal N. Review of prescription medications in home-based older adults with stroke: a pilot study. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 3: 104-122, 2007.
Sahni M, Lowenthal DT, Meuleman J. A clinical, physiology and pharmacology evaluation of orthostatic hypotension in the elderly. International Urology and Nephrology 37:669-674, 2005.
Lowenthal D, Array S, Ruiz J, Rich J, Meuleman J. Prescribing drugs for the elderly: pitfalls. In: Ratnaike R, ed. Practical Guide to Geriatric Medicine. Sydney: McGraw-Hill, 2002, pp 53-67.
Meuleman JR, Brechue WF, Kubilis PS, Lowenthal DT. Exercise training in the debilitated aged: strength and functional outcomes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 81:312-318, 2000.
Williams AR, Meuleman J, Conlin Shaw M. Mortality one-year post discharge from a Veterans Affairs geriatric evaluation and management unit: assessing mortality risks. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 47:860-863, 1999.
Cherubini A, Donahue JL, Lowenthal DT, Mecocci P, Meuleman JR, Maggio D, Senin U. The effects of aging and endurance exercise on cardiovascular performance in healthy elderly: a review of the literature. American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology 7:25-32, 1998.
Delafuente JC, Davis JA, Meuleman JR, Jones RA. Influenza vaccination and warfarin anticoagulation: a comparison of subcutaneous and intramuscular routes of administration in elderly men. Pharmacotherapy 18:631-636, 1998.
Meuleman JR. Walking the tightrope: the challenge of elder care. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 44:1466-1468, 1996.
Abernathy KA, Meuleman JR. Appropriateness of iron prescribing: a retrospective study. Pharmacotherapy 16:473-476, 1996.
Daniels S, Meuleman JR. Importance of assessment of metered-dose inhaler technique in the elderly. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 42:82-84, 1994.
Delafuente JC, Meuleman JR. Immune aberrations in chronically ill aged subjects. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Gerontology 14:251-267, 1992.
Meuleman JR, Harward MP. Assessing medical interview performance, effect of interns’ gender and month of training. Archives of Internal Medicine 152:1677-1680, 1992.
Delafuente JC, Meuleman JR, Conlin MM, Hoffman NB, Lowenthal DT. Drug use among functionally active, aged, ambulatory people. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 26:179-183, 1992.
Meuleman JR, Hoffman NB, Conlin MM, Lowenthal DT, Delafuente JC, Graves JE. Health status of the aged: The medical profile of a functional, very old group. Southern Medical Journal 85:464-468, 1992.
Meuleman JR. Osteoporosis and the elderly. Medical Clinics of North America 73:1455-1470, 1989.
Meuleman JR, Caranasos GJ. Evaluating the interview performance of internal medicine interns. Academic Medicine 64:277-279, 1989.
Delafuente JC, Meuleman JR, Nelson RC. Anergy testing in nursing home residents. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 36:733-735, 1988.
Meuleman JR, Davidson RA, Caranasos GJ. A comparison of attitudes toward geriatrics among medical residents. Journal of Medical Education 63:135-137, 1988.
Meuleman JR, Nelson RC, Clark RL. Evaluation of temazepam and diphenhydramine as hypnotics in a nursing home population. Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy 21:716-721, 1987.
Meuleman JR. Beliefs about osteoporosis, a critical appraisal. Archives of Internal Medicine 147:762-765, 1987.
Davidson RA, Meuleman JR. Initial treatment of hypertension: a questionnaire survey. Journal of Clinical Hypertension 4:339-345, 1986.
Meuleman JR, Mounts ML. Health status of veterans found ineligible for ongoing outpatient care. Journal of Community Health 10:108-114, 1985.
Meuleman JR, Katz P. The immunologic effects, kinetics, and use of glucocorticosteroids. Medical Clinics of North America 69:805-816, 1985.
Abstracts and Letters:
Meuleman J. Novel interdisciplinary analgesic program. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 57: 1505, 2009.
Bautista MK, Meuleman JR, Shorr RI, Beyth RJ. Students’ perceptions of site and preceptor characteristics in rehabilitative care training in a geriatric clerkship. Presented at national meeting of American Geriatrics Society, Chicago, IL, 5/1/09.
Bautista MK, Meuleman JR, Shorr RI, Beyth RJ. Students’ career choice and evaluation of multi-modal interdisciplinary care training in a geriatric clerkship. Presented at national meeting of Society of General Internal Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 4/11/08.
Campbell C, Schenck E, Meuleman J. Home assessments utilizing a video camera: a pilot project. Presented at national meeting of American Geriatrics Society. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 55: S62, 2007.
Crews DM, Schenck EK, Campbell CS, Newell DA, Meuleman JR. Home safety assessment utilizing a video camera: a pilot project. Poster presented at annual meeting of Florida Occupational Therapy Association, Fort Myers, FL, 10/15/05.
Bautista M, Bishop M, Light K, Meuleman J. Pain, depression, and balance confidence in frail older men. Presented at national meeting of Gerontological Society of America. The Gerontologist 45 (special issue II):293, 2005.
Romero S, Light K, Bishop MD, Meuleman J. Home exercises are an effective intervention for improving balance and mobility impairment. Presented at national meeting of Gerontological Society of America. The Gerontologist 45 (special issue II):117, 2005.
Prieto-Lewis N, Light K, Meuleman J. Need, benefit, and cost-effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary model to reduce falls and improve balance mobility. Presented at national meeting of Gerontological Society of America. The Gerontologist 45 (special issue II): 250, 2005.
Campbell CS, Meuleman JR, Newell DA, Sahni M. “The GEM Card”: a teaching tool to enhance geriatric rehabilitation outcomes in the frail elderly. Presented at national meeting of Gerontological Society of America. The Gerontologist 45 (special issue II):5, 2005.
Classen S, Garvan C, Meuleman J, Ried LC, Mann W. Epidemiology of polypharmacy, inappropriate drug use, and drug-drug interactions in home based older adults with stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 85: 1391, 2004.
Campbell CS, Newell DA, Meuleman JR. A geriatric evaluation and management unit as a model training site for medical residents and fellows. Poster presented at Association of Medical Education in Europe, Edinburgh, Scotland, September, 2004.
Meuleman J, Hemmer PA, Wong R. Is geriatrics in the curriculum? Results from the CDIM Survey. Abstract at annual meeting of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, Washington, DC, 10/17/02.
Meuleman JR. Association of diphenhydramine use with adverse effects in hospitalized older patients: possible confounders. Archives of Internal Medicine 162:720-721, 2002.
Ferenczy G, Meuleman J. The role of ultrasound in osteoporosis evaluation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 50:401, 2002.
Meuleman J. A controlled trial of geriatric evaluation. New England Journal of Medicine 347:373, 2002.
Williams AR, Meuleman JR, Conlin MM. Mortality one year post discharge from a Veterans Affairs Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit. Fifth International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8/20/98.
Meuleman JR, Brechue W, Lowenthal D. Exercise training in the frail aged: strength and functional outcomes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 45:S7, 1997.
Delafuente JC, Davis JA, Meuleman JR, Jones R. A comparison of subcutaneous and intramuscular routes of administration of influenza vaccine in warfarin anticoagulated elderly patients. Pharmacotherapy 13:275, 1993.
Meuleman JR, Conlin MM, Williams AR. Outcome after discharge from a geriatric evaluation unit: predictors of death. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 40:SA58, 1992.
Meuleman JR, Harward MP. Assessing medical interview performance, effect of interns’ gender and month of training. Clinical Research 40:616A, 1992.
Delafuente JC, Meuleman JR, Conlin MM, Hoffman NB, Lowenthal DT: Drug use among very old ambulatory individuals. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 39:A68, 1991.
Meuleman JR, Conlin MM, Hoffman NB. Medical housestaff rotations in a nursing home and geriatric evaluation unit. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 39:A84, 1991.
Meuleman JR, Caranasos GJ. Systematic evaluation of medical interview performance. Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, 1988.
Delafuente JC, Meuleman JR, Hammack S, Panush RS. Senescence as a model of immune dysregulation. Arthritis and Rheumatism30(Suppl):532, 1987.
Meuleman J, Nelson R. Use of hypnotics in a nursing home population. The Gerontologist, Vol 25, pg. 85, October 1985. Abstract presented at the 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontologic Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana, November, 1985.
Meuleman JR, Odenheimer GL. A geriatric evaluation unit in a VA hospital. New England Journal of Medicine 312:1065, 1985.