At CPC Multi-Specialty Group, we are committed to providing the comprehensive medical care you and your family need – right here in Cullman, Alabama. There is no need to travel for hours on end to get quality healthcare. In addition to having a large group of family practice and internal medicine doctors on staff, our providers include specialists of nearly all varieties. Rounding out these offering are the following additional services:
Our anticoagulation clinics provide education, blood testing, and dosing instructions for patients taking blood thinners. Our staff will work closely with other members of your healthcare team to ensure that all your medical needs are addressed. Studies have shown that patients enrolled in an anticoagulation clinic have better international normalized ratio (INR) control, better outcomes, and fewer problems. The CPC anticoagulation clinic monitors and manages medications that prevent blood clots.
Dizziness is one of the most common reasons for a visit to your doctor, but it is not a very descriptive term. It may include other symptoms of a balance disorder, including feeling lightheaded, heavy-headed, faint, disoriented, a spinning sensation (vertigo), and the inability to place oneself in three-dimensional space. Dizziness is a warning signal sent by the body to tell us that something is not functioning properly.
For the body to feel balanced, the brain requires input from the inner ear, eyes, muscles, and joints. Since mechanisms for maintaining balance are so complex, finding the exact cause of dizziness is often difficult and requires input from several medical specialties. Dizziness can result from problems associated with the inner ear, brain, or heart.
Common balance disorders we diagnose and treat at CPC include:
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- Meniere’s disease
We have a state-of-the-art Balance Plus testing system that can help determine whether your balance disorder or dizziness can be improved with physical therapy alone.
When dizziness is followed by fainting or a loss of consciousness, you need prompt medical attention. When dizziness is accompanied by symptoms such as weakness of an arm or leg, double vision, slurred speech, clumsiness of just one arm or leg, facial numbness, or facial weakness, seek immediate care at the nearest ER, as these are signs of stroke.
The chronic care management team at CPC is tailored specifically to care for patients who live with complex medical conditions. We have a team of physicians, nurses, and nurse coordinators who are experienced in and dedicated to the care of patients with conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and more. Our goal is to serve as a medical home for patients with multiple medical needs and to manage their care in such a way that their quality of life is improved and the day-to-day workload of managing their illnesses is reduced. We manage medications, diagnostic testing and screenings, and coordinate with specialists and community resources such as home health agencies.
The CPC on-site clinical laboratory accepts specimens and performs lab work for our physicians and referring physicians. The lab is staffed with experienced phlebotomists and clinical laboratory scientists.
More than 30 million people in the United States are currently living with diabetes. For patients who have diabetes, the simplest of daily tasks can be overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Our diabetes care program provides diabetes education and support to help patients with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes gain knowledge and experience to better manage diabetes, reduce their risk of complications from the disease, and enhance their quality of life. We work with your primary care provider to make sure you reach your treatment goals.
Education opportunities are presented in many forms, including one-on-one counseling and interactive classes provided by our certified diabetes educators. Sessions focus on:
- Understanding diabetes
- Healthy eating
- Being active
- Taking medications
- Problem solving
- Healthy coping skills
- Reducing risks
The CPC smoking cessation program helps patients quit smoking by designing plans to meet individuals’ specific needs and finding the right combination of treatments to help them safely and successfully quit.
We acknowledge the complex nature of nicotine addiction and approach tobacco use as a disorder that crosses many disciplines of science. Caring for smokers requires a basic understanding of the relevant principles of neuroscience, psychology, social science, and medicine.
Along with our expertise in the treatment of tobacco dependence, we share a common philosophy:
- Smokers deserve treatment that is supportive and without guilt or pressure.
- It is not uncommon for patients to feel frustrated by their unique experience with quitting. We maintain a positive, supportive environment that does not rely on fear or shame to motivate smokers to quit.
While the CPC offices remain open, we recognize that coming in for a visit is just not possible for many of our patients. That’s why we’re proud to offer telemedicine appointments with our providers for new and existing CPC patients.
A virtual visit with your doctor via your cellphone or laptop ensures you remain safe and comfortable in your own home – while getting the medical attention you need. In most cases, you’ll receive the same level of care you’d get in our office. If it is discovered during your telemedicine visit that your provider needs to see you in person, we will make the necessary arrangements – and oftentimes can accommodate a same-day office appointment.
To schedule a telemedicine visit, call CPC Multi-Specialty Group in Cullman, Alabama, at (256) 736-2273.
Our transitional care program is designed to fill a gap in healthcare oversight. CPC family medicine physicians help patients manage the transition from an inpatient facility to a residential or community setting. The time period immediately following discharge from a hospital or other acute-care setting can be especially challenging for patients who may find themselves dealing with many new things at once: a medical crisis, new diagnosis, and a change in their medication or other therapy. CPC’s transitional care management ensures a patient’s health and medical needs at this critical time are addressed.
CPC’s weight loss clinic provides specialized care to individuals who have an increased body mass, with the goal to improve their health by addressing excess weight as a chronic disease. Indeed, being overweight or obese includes an increased risk of the following diseases:
⦁ Heart disease
⦁ Certain cancers
⦁ Musculoskeletal disorders (e.g., osteoarthritis)
At CPC, our mission is to help the individual combat and reduce their excess weight and to maintain a healthy lifestyle, ultimately improving their quality of life.
Some of our weight management services include:
- Ongoing consultations and evaluations
- Meal replacement programs
- Diet and exercise recommendations
- Referrals for physical therapy
We offer a full range of obstetrics and gynecology care at CPC.
In addition to all the usual OB-GYN screenings, our providers are especially focused on any health issues of concern to women. A visit with our women’s health providers may include a physical exam as well discussion about a wide range of issues, such as menstruation, pregnancy, family planning, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), menopause, and more.
When we say our medical services are comprehensive, we mean it. Call the CPC Multi-Specialty Group in Cullman, Alabama, at (256) 736-2273 to find out more about other services we offer that can help you. Of course, you can always simply request your appointment right now.