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Internal Medicine

Located throughout the Midlands -- same day appointments when available

Internal medicine doctors (or "internists") are trained to diagnose and treat the broad range of illnesses that affect adults. These specialists help manage chronic illness, perform acute care for colds and flu, and promote long-term wellness with preventive medicine screenings.

Providence Medical Group's vast network of internists provide care at the following practices located throughout the Midlands: Providence Associates in Internal MedicineProvidence Columbia Medical AssociatesProvidence Gottlieb Internal MedicineProvidence Internal Medicine, and Three Rivers Medical Associates.

Some of the chronic illnesses that an Internist can help manage are:

  • Asthma & COPD
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Metal disorders such as Dementia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Bipolar disorder, eating disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as ulcerative colitis, lupus erythematosus, Crohn's disease, coeliac disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and relapsing polychondritis
  • Heart Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Blindness
  • Diabetes Type I and Type II
  • Hepatitis
  • Kidney disease
  • Pain syndromes
  • Deafness and hearing impairment
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington's disease
  • Hypertension
  • Lyme disease
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis (a.k.a. chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Sickle cell anemia and other hemoglobin disorders
  • Thyroid disease
  • Tobacco Use and Related Conditions

In addition, Internal medicine covers these primary care areas of service:

  • Acute Care for Cold and Flu: Active but short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery.
  • Annual Exams/Physicals: A routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health.
  • Counseling Services: A medical perspective on managing problems such as depression, stress, obesity and weight management.
  • Density of Bones Scan (DEXA Scan): An enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss and check for osteoporosis.
  • Diagnostic Services: The timely, cost-effective, and high quality identification of an ailment.
  • Hepatobiliary System: Relates to the liver, gall bladder and bile ducts, and how they work together to make, store and secrete bile.
  • Immunization & Vaccines: Protect us from serious diseases and prevent the spread of those diseases to others.
  • Joint and Muscle Injuries: Treatment to heal sprains and tears to muscles, tendons and ligaments.
  • Minor Emergencies (Cuts, Sprains, Burns, and Bites): The treatment of injuries such as cuts, sprains, burns, and insect bites.
  • Minor Skin Procedures: Removal and biopsy of skin segments that appear dangerous or cancerous.
  • Preoperative Medical Evaluation: A thorough assessment of a patient's medical status is standard often required before an invasive procedure.
  • Preventative Care Screenings: Routine screenings done to prevent the onset of disease, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar tests.
  • Prothrombin Time Blood Test (PT/INR): A blood test that measures how long it takes blood to clot to check for bleeding problems.
  • Specialist Referrals: Written recommendation for treatment by a specialist often required for an appointment or coverage.
  • Therapeutic Injections: An alternative to surgery that may relieve and control pain from degenerative disc disease, injury, osteoarthritis, and more.
  • Vision Testing: A measure of how well one can see images near and far, to determine a need for assistance.
  • Women's Health: Gender-specific care such as pap-smears and menopause counseling.

Need help finding an Internal Medicine Specialist?
Our physician referral line can help. Call 800-424-DOCS.

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