Maintenance Medication Specialist

Dan G. Alexander, MD -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Dan G. Alexander, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician & Addiction Medicine located in Burgettstown, PA

If you have a chronic condition that requires long-term use of medication, it’s essential to be monitored by a skilled medical provider. Dan G. Alexander M.D. is a board-certified internal medicine physician in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, with more than 25 years of clinical experience, so you can trust his expertise for exceptional maintenance medication and chronic disease management. To schedule an evaluation for maintenance of diabetes, hypertension, or any other condition, call the office today, or make an appointment online.

Maintenance Medication

What are maintenance medication services?

If you take prescription medication on an ongoing basis, it’s important to have regular monitoring by a qualified provider. This helps ensure that you have an accurate dosage of each medicine you take-- enough to control your medical condition and relieve symptoms with minimal side effects. Ongoing monitoring also allows your provider to track the progress of your condition and address any new symptoms or concerns as they arise.

Dr. Alexander is a board-certified physician with extensive experience providing a broad range of maintenance medication services.

Which conditions require maintenance medication?

Dr. Alexander has expertise providing medication management for a wide variety of health conditions, including:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia

Dr. Alexander also offers comprehensive management of several chronic diseases, such as: 

  • Diabetes 
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 
  • Chronic kidney disease 
  • Heart failure and other cardiac conditions

Diabetes maintenance is critical in preventing severe health complications associated with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

If you suffer from chronic pain, Dr. Alexander can offer pain management options that don’t rely on opioid medications, so you can avoid the risk of addiction. 

What is involved in diabetes maintenance?

There’s no cure for diabetes, but controlling it is possible. With proper monitoring and care, you can continue to lead a robust, productive life despite your diabetes diagnosis. 

Expert diabetes follow-up and maintenance with Dr. Alexander include:

  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Insulin management
  • Monitoring for diabetic foot, eye, and nerve problems
  • Treatment of diabetes-related conditions
  • Diabetic wound care
  • Diabetes education programs

If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, losing weight, eating a healthy diet, and getting plenty of exercise can make a big difference in your long-term health. To help you make good food choices and stay active, nutritional, and exercise counseling are available as part of your individual diabetes maintenance program.

Does prediabetes require management?

If you have prediabetes, Dr. Alexander can help you prevent full-blown type 2 diabetes. Routine blood sugar monitoring, healthy lifestyle habits, and medications that control blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure can all help reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

If you have a chronic health condition that requires medication, you’ll benefit significantly from outstanding medication maintenance with a board-certified expert. Call Dan G. Alexander M.D. today to schedule an evaluation, or make an appointment online.