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About Dr. Scott J Akin

Dr. Scott J Akin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Decatur, GA. He has 16 years of experience. His specialties include Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospitalist and Family Medicine. He speaks English.

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Primary Address

ATLANTA VA MEDICAL CENTER

1670 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 321-6111

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Specialties

Dr. Scott J Akin has the following 3 specialties

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

  • Hospitalist

    Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
    Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
    They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Scott J Akin has the following 7 expertise

  • Weight Loss
  • Influenza
  • Family Planning
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Contraception
  • Immunization
  • Check-up

Board Certifications

Dr. Scott J Akin is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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  • Education

    16 Years Experience

  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

ATLANTA VA MEDICAL CENTER, 1670 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA
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