Dr. May Awkal Offers Senior Medical Services to Residents of Ruth’s House

LONGMEADOW — Darlene Francis, executive director of Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence at JGS Lifecare, announced that Dr. May Awkal has begun offering her senior medical services to residents of Ruth’s House.

Awkal is an independent practitioner with her own practice, AM Medical, P.C., located in Longmeadow. She is supported by her team, which includes physician assistant Kristen Pisano and nurse practitioner Jennifer Killips. Ruth’s House is not a sponsor of Awkal, but is offering her on-site medical services for the convenience of Ruth’s House residents who wish to elect her as their primary-care physician.

“The growing desire for patients to have care brought to their home began to expand rapidly. I understand the importance of collaboration of care for my patients, and there is no better place to practice medicine other than the patient’s home,” Awkal said. “My goal is to ensure that my residents remain independent for as long as possible and to make sure any medical concerns are accurately and promptly treated. With the expertise of my office staff as well as my physician assistants and nurse practitioners, I view myself as the geriatric-care team leader who understands the support, compassion, and medical resources that my patients require.”

Awkal and her staff will be on site at Ruth’s House once a week, on Wednesdays. Primary-care services will include treatment and management of chronic and acute illness, prescription-drug management, development of individualized wellness plans for geriatric patients, ordering of diagnostic tests (X-rays and all diagnostic laboratory tests), health risk-assessment screenings, care coordination through collaborative relationships in the local healthcare community, hospice care, and advanced dementia care.

“Having the availability of Dr. Awkal’s medical services on site will permit convenient access to health and wellness resources for Ruth’s House residents,” Francis said. “Now residents who choose to make Dr. Awkal their primary-care physician will have the benefit of a true ‘house call.’ Dr. Awkal will make visits to them in the privacy of their own home. Her familiarity and communication with our Ruth’s House staff, who are highly familiar with each resident and can monitor care, will facilitate high-quality and personalized care.”

All interested patients can call Awkal’s office at (413) 374-0031 to verify insurance and the intake process.