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CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging

Comprehensive, Compassionate Care

725 Glenwood Drive, Suite E-786
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 682-8150

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging specializes in geriatric medicine providing quality health care that helps you remain healthy and active. Medical care and medication management can become more complex as we age. In addition to providing primary healthcare for those age 55 and older, CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging focuses on managing and treating complex age-related conditions including memory loss, fall and balance issues, and dementia-related behavioral problems. To schedule an appointment, call (423) 648-8110

Our Physician

Dr. Alycia Cleinman

Geriatric Medicine Physician

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Frequently Asked Questions

Geriatric medicine is a subspecialty of internal or family medicine which focuses on "geriatric syndromes" - which include dementia, falls/gait instability, incontinence, polypharmacy, delirium.

We offer a consultative clinic visit for memory loss and falls assessment for patients 50 years and older; in addition to our full geriatrics assessment clinic for patients 55 years and older. We also see patients for primary care who are 55 years and older. We have a dedicated social worker who provides counseling to caregivers and assists our geriatrician with patient placement/equipment needs for our geriatric clinic patients.

Did you know changes that happen naturally as you age can impact the way medications work inside your body – and affect your quality of life? A person’s body composition naturally changes as they age; there’s more fat than muscle mass. And medications that are quickly absorbed in fat begin to last much longer in the body than they did at age 40 or 45. There’s also an increased permeability in the blood/brain barrier, meaning these medications can have much greater psychological effect than they once did. Even over-the-counter medications, like Benadryl, can cause confusion and memory loss.

If you or a loved one is experiencing any combination of the following symptoms, schedule an evaluation. 

  • Multiple health problems
  • Confusion or memory loss
  • Behavioral changes, including sadness, anxiety, aggression or sleep changes
  • Difficulty with daily activities or questions about the ability to live independently
  • Problems walking or maintaining balance 
  • Decreased strength or muscle weakness 
  • Weight loss or other nutritional concerns 
  • Problems related to the use of multiple medications, including dizziness or falls

Yes! If you’re a caregiver for an aging family member, CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging can provide support to help you navigate questions and concerns about memory loss and functional ability, and provide emotional support along the way. Our comprehensive program eliminates or simplifies stressful decisions, leaving more time to spend with family, friends and community.

We recognize that being a primary caregiver can be physically and emotionally difficult. That’s why our team includes a dedicated social worker to offer support to the whole family and provide access to community resources at the appropriate time. We offer an environment where family members can talk about their concerns without feeling judged, get information they need about disease progression, and gain understanding about what is and what is not part of the normal aging process.

Online Check In

Did you know that our practice allows you to check in online ahead of time? You can confirm your appointment via text message or email, and check in online prior to your visit. You can also check in on your own device when you arrive. Ask us about using mobile registration to make your next visit simpler and faster!

We are partnering with Phreesia to help you save time registering for your appointment. Use mobile check-in to register from any smartphone, tablet or computer from the privacy of your own home. Checking in on your device saves you time and ensures your information is always up to date!

Patient Portal

We care about our patients. Our goal is to provide you and your family with the best experience possible when interacting with our practice. We understand that it is not always possible to visit the clinic, leave message, wait on the phone, or update your personal health information. By offering online access to your health information we look forward to simplifying your healthcare experience.

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CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging - Chattanooga

725 Glenwood Drive, Suite E-786 Chattanooga, TN 37404