Internal Medicine and Primary Care: We Are Your Dedicated Health Advocate
Our providers have been recognized nationally for their expertise in diagnosis, patient education
and advocacy, health promotion and disease prevention. Internal Medicine physicians, or
internists, are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis,
treatment, and care of adults across the spectrum chronic medical illnesses.
Our providers are trained in the diagnosis of complex conditions, and are involved in the ongoing care of these medical problems. In general, Internists handle a broad range and spectrum of illnesses that
The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that after your first appointment, you
ask yourself the following questions:
• Do you feel at ease with this doctor?
• Did you have enough time to ask questions?
• Did he or she answer all your questions?
• Did he or she explain things in a way you understood?
Having a doctor who pays close attention to you is vital, as your doctor’s ability to provide care
depends upon his or her understanding of your health status. Look for someone who really listens
and we do that! Our patients love that our providers take the time to ensure you get your
questions answered, so we are positive your answer to the above questions will be a resounding
Advice for new patients
Before your first visit with a new physician, try to gather your medical records from your
previous doctor and bring them with you. To help your new doctor (or partner) in health get up
to speed quickly, consider bring with you a folder containing accurate and complete lists of:
Prior immunizations and dates
Results of health screenings from the past several years
Previous abnormal tests and surgeries you’ve had
Current medications and supplements you take, including dosages and frequency
Why should you have a primary care doctor?
The PCP often serves as a patient’s go-to medical resource. With a primary care physician, you
can voice any medical concern you have and expect to be treated with respect by an actual health expert. It’s the primary care physician’s job to provide the patient with the very best care
available, whether that care is in-house or through a referral to another specialist.
We can work together to help you to:
Work together to build a care plan
Follow you care plan
Tell us your needs and concerns
Inform us of any illness, hospital stays, medication changes and other health concerns or issues
Understand your lifestyle choices affect your personal health