What Is Internal Medicine?


Why Is Internal Medicine So Important?

An internal medicine doctor, or internist, specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating both acute and chronic conditions and diseases. Here at Exceptional Primary & Preventive Healthcare, we strive to provide patients of all ages living in and around Silver Spring, MD, with the comprehensive and preventive medical care they need to reduce their risk for certain health problems.

Of course, when problems arise you also want a provider you can trust to provide you with the individualized and attentive care you deserve. Our medical staff offers everything from screenings and vaccines to comprehensive annual exams for children, teens, adults and seniors. Having regular checkups can improve your health and greatly reduce your risk for certain illnesses while ensuring that if there is a problem that it is detected early.

An internist looks at the “big picture” when it comes to your health, and can provide you with direct care or refer you to specialists who can provide you with the care you need to treat certain illnesses and conditions outside their scope. An internist is usually a patient’s first point of contact when it comes to dealing with symptoms they may be experiencing. Perhaps you’ve been dealing with abdominal pain for a week, excessive fatigue or fever. These are all issues that warrant seeing an internist.

During your consultation, we will go through your medical history and ask you questions about the symptoms you are experiencing. From there we will determine the right diagnostic testing to perform, from a simple urine or blood test to imaging tests such as X-rays or an MRI. An internist can also diagnose your condition and work with you to create a treatment plan. Here at Exceptional Primary & Preventive Healthcare, we handle a wide range of symptoms and health problems including,

  • Sore throats
  • Ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Abdominal pain
  • Respiratory infections
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea or constipation


If you are looking for a general doctor in Silver Spring, MD, who can provide you with the tailored medical care you need for the whole family then call Exceptional Primary & Preventive Healthcare at (301) 587-6464.