What Is Internal Medicine Doctor or Internist and Why Is Important To See One

Have you considered seeing an internal medicine doctor? Physicians who practice internal medicine are qualified to screen for, diagnose, and treat a wide range of medical conditions, illnesses, and diseases. In some cases, there is no need to see an additional specialist when the internal medicine doctor can treat your specific condition. We offer internal medicine at Exceptional Primary & Preventive Healthcare in Silver Spring where our exceptional providers, Florence Odubayo, Victoria Bassey, and Busola Odubayo, can help you achieve better health.

Internal Medicine and Internists

Internal medicine is a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of internal diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, or hypertension. Doctors who practice internal medicine are often referred to as internists. It is beneficial to see an internal medicine doctor periodically since they diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions.

You might even consider choosing a doctor who practices internal medicine to be your primary care physician. Since internists treat many types of medical conditions, there is often no need for a referral to another specialist. The internist can recommend and implement the treatment approach best suited to your condition and needs.

Conditions Treated by an Internist

The skilled providers at our office in Silver Spring provide internal medicine services. They can help you take steps to prevent various health conditions. If a medical concern does develop, our internal medicine team can diagnose the problem and develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific diagnosis and needs. Examples of some of the conditions treated by our internists include:

  • Ear infections
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Respiratory infections
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis

In addition to diagnosing and treating various illnesses and diseases, internists also provide preventive care. They can help you establish healthy lifestyle habits, as well as make safe dietary and exercise recommendations to prevent certain diseases. Additionally, they are qualified to perform various screenings to check for the early warning signs of various cancers and other conditions.

There are numerous benefits to seeing an internal medicine doctor. They can help you prevent certain illnesses and diseases, but also provide treatment for any conditions that might develop. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors of internal medicine, call Exceptional Primary & Preventive Healthcare in Silver Spring at (301) 587-6464.

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