Physicians who specialize in internal medicine are often called Internists. These physicians apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to their diagnosis and treatment of adults for a wide variety of health issues, including minor and complex illnesses.

Internal medicine is a discipline that is mainly focused on the care of adults. The internal medicine discipline focuses on the use of the most up to date medical science and techniques available for patient care. Internists specialize in creating a caring doctor-patient relationship with their patients.

Doctors who specialize in internal medicine spend several in medical school learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat all different types of diseases that adults can contract. This training makes the doctors qualified to practice internal medicine. Both terms “Internist” and “Doctor of Internal Medicine” are used to describe these types of primary care physicians.

Internists help patients with conditions such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart Disease
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Lung Diseases

Internists also sometimes consult with doctors in other fields of medicine, and can sometimes be called on to consult on a patient by some other type of specialist.

If you are an adult, it is advisable to have an internal medicine expert as a primary care physician. Choosing an internist as your primary care physician is a good idea because of their training and varied experience with different medical conditions. If you do not have a current primary care physician, our offices have internists that can be your doctor.

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Our Internists can provide:

  • Physical and wellness exams
  • Healthy lifestyle management
  • Management of a wide range of complex, acute and chronic medical conditions
  • Women’s health and wellness services
  • Preventive screenings
  • Cancer prevention and screening
  • Referrals to specialists for further diagnosis and/or treatment
  • Comprehensive travel-related services including physicals and vaccinations