18 Jul Full-time Geriatrician Supervises Park Springs’ On-Site Wellness Clinic
Even though the State of Georgia is facing a shortage of geriatric specialists (see this recent front page article by David Markiewicz in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution), all the Members of Park Springs, Atlanta’s premier campus-style retirement community, have access to Park Springs’ own full-time, board-certified Geriatrician, Dr. Margaret White. Dr. White supervises the Park Springs Wellness Clinic and also serves as the Medical Director for Cobblestone, where she regularly sees the Members who reside in skilled nursing.
As Markiewicz writes in his article, “… a geriatrician [is] specially trained to care for the elderly. […] During their fellowships, doctors learn about the physiology of aging, common illnesses in the elderly and their effects, and issues such as patients taking multiple prescription medications.”
The Clinic provides Park Springs Members with convenient and comprehensive senior care. The excellent staff at the Wellness Clinic handles routine office visits and lab work, teaches health classes and disease prevention, and gives blood pressure and immunization clinics.
As an Internist and Geriatrician, Dr. White oversees the Park Springs Wellness Clinic, including triage and walk-ins. From questions about symptoms to immediate first-aid care, the Park Springs Wellness Clinic is available to all Members regardless of their primary care physician, and over the years, Dr. White has become the primary care physician for a majority of the Members.
“I strongly believe in aggressive maintenance and preventive care, and annual check-ups and diligent medication tracking are so important,” says Dr. White, who also dispenses this thoughtful advice.
“We are so pleased to have Dr. White on board as Park Springs’ full-time geriatric specialist,” says Kevin Isakson, Director of Sales and Marketing for Isakson Living, the owner and operator of Park Springs. “Not only do Members have the benefit of a geriatrician, but they have access to her expertise within walking distance from their homes. Dr. White is a huge asset to our Continuing Care Retirement Community.”
To learn more about living at the Park Springs retirement community in Stone Mountain, and the services and care offered by Park Springs’ on-site, full time geriatrician and staff at its own outstanding Wellness Clinic, please visit https://parksprings.com or call 678-684-3483.