Internal medicine is the primary care specialty that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses in adults and older adolescents. A general internist provides routine wellness care and treats a broad variety of acute and chronic illnesses.
For many adults, your internist can provide specialized care to successfully manage multiple complex chronic illnesses in their office. Your internist can also consult with, or refer you to, other AHN specialists when your care requires it.
Some internists will care for you if you are hospitalized. Family physicians may also do women’s health, including delivering babies, office procedures for skin, muscles and joints, and care for you if you are hospitalized.
For the primary care of adults, general internists and family physicians provide very similar services. Both specialties approach the outpatient management of health and disease comprehensively and compassionately. Some people prefer general internists as they focus on adults (and older teens) exclusively, while others prefer to have a family physician so that their entire family can see the same doctor or practice. For adult medical care, it may come down to the right fit of personality or location.
Our general internists emphasize preventive health care and maintenance to help you stay healthy. When you work with our internal medicine physicians, you have access to compassionate, quality care when you need it most. Here’s what you can expect from us:
We all want to stay healthy. The best way to do that is to have a consistent primary care physician who gets to know you and your health history personally.
Our internal medicine services include:
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