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Geriatrics Specialist

The Perdido Bay Medical Group

Family Practitioner & Primary Care located in Lillian, AL

Geriatrics is a branch of medicine that meets the specific health needs of older individuals. At The Perdido Bay Medical Group, caring family physician Daniel Spriggs, MD, provides compassionate and comprehensive geriatric care. Call the Lillian, Alabama, office now or click on the provided online scheduler any time to arrange your appointment.

Geriatrics Q&A

What is geriatrics?

Geriatrics is medical care tailored for people age 65 and older. Age often brings a variety of cognitive and physical health troubles, and geriatric care at The Perdido Bay Medical Group can address these health needs and help you live the best life possible. 

What health problems affect geriatric patients?

Geriatric patients may experience a variety of health challenges, including these 10:

  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure 
  • Heart failure 
  • Coronary heart disease 
  • High cholesterol 
  • Arthritis 
  • Depression 
  • Diabetes 
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 
  • Kidney disease 
  • Alzheimer’s disease and non-Alzheimer’s dementias 

A full 80% of all adults over the age of 65 have one or more chronic conditions, and almost 70% have at least two chronic conditions. 

How does geriatrics work?

Geriatric care at The Perdido Bay Medical Group focuses on managing chronic conditions effectively while preserving your health and preventing the development of new health problems. 

Regular physical exams are important for all older adults. During exams, The Perdido Bay Medical Group provides all of the following. 

  • Health assessments
  • Tracking health changes over time
  • Lab testing
  • Health screenings according to age and situation
  • Chronic disease management
  • Medication
  • Immunizations
  • Lifestyle counseling

Private waiting rooms are available at The Perdido Bay Medical Group. However, because not all older adults are healthy or mobile enough to leave their home, the team offers home visits and telemedicine appointments for your convenience. 

Remote chronic disease management is an integral part of health care as well. The Perdido Bay Medical Group uses an innovative remote health monitoring system called Chronic CareIQ to supplement regular in-person appointments. 

You can access Chronic CareIQ by smartphone, tablet, or computer. You regularly answer surveys about your specific chronic conditions and general health, and that information goes directly to your health care team. 

They monitor your health remotely and can immediately respond if you have health changes or problems. 

Remote monitoring ensures a direct and consistent connection with your health care providers. This system can identify potential health issues earlier, allowing for prompt treatment and a decrease in emergencies and hospitalizations. 

The Perdido Bay Medical Group team respects your wishes when it comes to health care. They’re here to guide you through your senior years with compassion and understanding, so call the office or click on the provided booking link to arrange an appointment now.