our services

Primary Care &
Geriatric Medicine Services

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.

Our services range from young adult wellness exams to treating multi-system illnesses and complicated health problems.

Our dedication to excellence is evident in every aspect of our practice, from prevention to diagnosis and from treatment to follow-up care. The highest level of quality and concern is made possible through our philosophy of personalized care for young adults, middle age adults and older adults, using the latest therapies and treatments available.

As part of this commitment, Dr. Melvin provides a full range of primary care and geriatric medicine services, including:

Primary Care

Our providers offer comprehensive primary care for teenagers (age 16 and up) and adults of all ages. Our services include routine wellness visits, management of acute injuries and illnesses, and care for chronic injuries and illnesses. In addition, we offer services for unexpected illness and injuries, including fevers, sprains and strains, cold symptoms, and the flu.

The cornerstone of our primary care and geriatric medicine practice is to promote the philosophy of growing healthy together.

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Our primary care services include but are not limited to:

  • Annual physicals/wellness exams
  • Chronic disease management
  • Family medicine
  • Gynecology and women's health
  • Internal medicine
  • Immunizations
  • Mental health
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Travel medicine
  • Labs onsite

In-Home Care for Seniors

Dr. Melvin offers attentive in-home, palliative care for seniors in the office or in the comfort of the patient’s home or assisted-living facility. We focus on a partnership and the plan of geriatric care desired by the patient, their family, and their family practitioner.

If you or a loved one is homebound with a serious injury or illness, we will work with you or your family to create
a customized care plan that meets your needs. This includes focusing on managing symptoms and providing treatment or therapy to promote more comfort and a better quality of life.

We visit nursing homes and assisted-living centers to extend care. We also coordinate patient care with necessary resources such as physical therapy, in-home sitter services, and more. Our providers ensure that all POA and caregivers are included in the plan of care.

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Our in-home, palliative care services include:

  • Routine check-ups
  • Hospitalization follow-ups
  • Sick visits

In-home geriatric 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.

Acute & Chronic
Illness Management

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.

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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