Home Care Specialist

The Perdido Bay Medical Group

Family Practitioner & Primary Care located in Lillian, AL

Home care is a great alternative to in-office health care for people who can’t make it to the office because of health or personal reasons. At The Perdido Bay Medical Group, experienced family physician Daniel Spriggs, MD, provides wide-ranging medical care, including house calls and hospice, in the Lillian, Alabama, area. Dr. Spriggs and the team treat every patient with dignity and compassion, and they’re here to help you through your most difficult times. Call the office or click on the provided link to make your appointment now.

Home Care Q&A

What is home care?

Home care refers to medical care within the comfort of your own home. The Perdido Bay Medical Group team recognizes that their patients may have a variety of special circumstances or personal preferences that prevent them from coming to the office for medical care. 

For that reason, they offer house calls with highly trained and experienced medical professionals.

What are the reasons for home care?

There are many different reasons why you might opt for home care through The Perdido Bay Medical Group, including: 

  • Convenience
  • Lack of time to travel to the office
  • Being too ill to leave the home
  • Lacking transportation to the office
  • Avoiding exposure to other people as you travel to the office 
  • You or a loved one needs hospice care

These are just a few of the reasons that home care might work for you. Home care is flexible and adaptable, based on your individual needs and circumstances. 

What does home care involve?

House calls start with a medical history review, a discussion of your symptoms, a review of your current health situation, and a check of your vital signs. You normally have a physical exam, which may range from fairly limited to quite extensive based on the situation. 

Depending on your symptoms, you may need a blood draw, throat swab, nasal swab, or other types of testing to find the source of your issues. If you have a chronic condition, you may need tests to monitor the disease. 

After your diagnosis, you receive treatment to ease your symptoms. This may include oral medication, injections, an intravenous infusion, or some other type of care.

If you need more in-depth care that’s not possible in a home environment, such as a minimally invasive procedure, The Perdido Bay Medical Group team arranges for your care right away.

Hospice care works differently than other home medical care because it’s focused less on evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment and more on improving comfort and quality of life in people with life-limiting illnesses. 

Home care can be an ideal solution for geriatric patients, hospice patients, or for people of any age who can’t get to the office for any reason. To schedule your house call, contact The Perdido Bay Medical Group online or by phone today.