There's a lot to consider when you're trying to find a doctor to serve as your primary care physician. Locations, insurance coverage and availability might all top your list of deciding factors. But there's one more thing to consider: Does the doctor of your choice have the right clinical background to care for your health?
If you're an adult, an internal medicine specialist might be an excellent primary care physician choice.
The role of an internal medicine provider
An internal medicine doctor has a broad background in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses that impact adults. That makes these doctors uniquely qualified to provide primary care to adults throughout the lifespan. Your internist could help you with:
- Chronic health issues, such as heart disease or arthritis.
- Acute health problems, including infections or illness.
- Physicals for sports or work.
- Flu shots and other vaccinations.
- Screening tests to catch disease early.
Clear communication with your internist
Your internist primary care physician is your go-to expert for issues that impact your health. Together, you'll come up with a plan for routine care and immunizations. And together, you'll deal with any health issues that arise.
Our internists are skilled communicators, able to answer questions quickly and easily in words that you can understand. If you're not sure about what a test result means, what cancer screenings you need or what sorts of diets are best for your health, your internist can help.
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