Our internists are all board-certified in general internal medicine, which is a medical specialty dealing with the long-term comprehensive management of both common and complex medical illnesses of adults and the elderly. Following medical school, internists complete an internship followed by a three-year residency in internal medicine.
Internal medicine physicians specialize in internal disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal tract problems, allergies, blood and immune system abnormalities, and many other problems.
Some of the services our internists perform include:
- Managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension or cardiac conditions.
- Coordinating the care of multiple medical problems.
- Treating common health problems, such as infections, influenza or pneumonia.
- Health and wellness promotion.
- Care of the elderly and associated conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, depression, and osteoporosis.
- End-of-life care
- Immunizing patients to protect them from preventable diseases, such as pneumonia, influenza, and zoster (shingles)