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Acute & Chronic Illness Management in Chattanooga, TN

At Partners in Care, PLLC, we focus on treating people, not just diseases. No matter what stage of life you’re in, we’re ready to be your partner in health and wellness.

Dr. Melvin understands that going to the doctor for many Chattanooga residents often means an illness visit. Part of the comprehensive primary health care provided at Partners in Care, PLLC is the treatment of acute illnesses, such as strep throat or infections and chronic diseases, like arthritis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and many more.

Depending on your symptoms, depending on your symptoms, our providers may prescribe a variety of tests to diagnose the issue. Once the problem is confirmed, they will create a personalized plan for follow-up care, therapy or continued treatment or management that suits your individual needs.

Along with any treatment plan, many long-term symptoms can be helped by adopting healthy lifestyle habits, such as:
Getting routine health exams
screenings and immunizations
Avoiding foods that cause heartburn
Controlling blood sugar levels through proper diet
Drinking plenty of water
Exercising regularly
Getting enough rest
Limiting alcohol and caffeine
Quitting smoking

Our doctors provide a range of preventive, diagnostic, treatment & more primary care services, including:
Annual physicals/wellness exams
Chronic disease management
Family medicine
Gynecology and women's health
Internal medicine
Mental health
Minor surgical procedures
Travel medicine
Labs onsite

In-home care can benefit seniors and other adult patients by providing chronic disease symptom management and emotional support in the presence of kind, caring, and knowledgeable healthcare providers. This is a good option for homebound or home-limited patients who may have difficulty traveling to a doctor’s office.

Our patients love our acute & chronic care services: 

“This compassionate, caring doctor is amazing, gifted and skilled. She takes the time to deal with each patient, their concerns and needs. She has diagnosed problems that no previous doctor had caught and gave effective treatments. We can't imagine a better doctor!” - Healthgrades.com

“Best staff and most caring, concerned folks we have ever had on our side!  Short wait times, don't feel rushed when there, all information available at the portal so you can check after your appointment if you forget something!  Just great!” - K. Groves

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“Dr. Melvin took care of my father during the final months of his time on earth. I was so impressed with her bedside manner. My dad was not always the "easiest" patient. He was set in his ways and had very strong beliefs. Dr. Melvin still maintained a level of concern and care that was patient and kind. She was also very "hands on" and took extra steps to ensure he was being taken care of properly. Lastly, anytime we ever told another health care professional that Dr. Melvin was his primary, they were quick to advise that she was a fantastic doctor that truly cared for her patients.” - Vitals.com