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What is an Internist?

An Adult Medicine Physician (or “Internist”) is a primary care physician for adult men and women. An Internist is trained specifically in the non-surgical care of the adult. This includes health maintenance and care of routine medical problems, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases. Your Internist is a resource for medical advice and can meet most of your medical needs. 

What do Internists treat?

An internist will provide your annual physicals, as well as the treatment for common colds and flu, and more complex diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Your Internist will arrange referral for specialty or surgical care and will provide preoperative evaluation and primary hospital care if needed.

Why choose an Internist for your healthcare?

An Internist, just like family and general practitioners, will serve as your primary care provider. Internists have additional training in the care of adults and will be able to provide their vast knowledge for the prevention and treatment of complex diseases that affect adults.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Please bring an updated medication list, a photo ID, insurance card and a list of questions you may have for the provider. If you are new to the clinic a copy of your previous medical records.

How do I contact my doctor on weekends?

Please call the adult medicine department and you will be directed to First Nurse.

I need to get my medication refilled and I have no more refills?

Call your pharmacist and they will contact your doctor’s office to request the refill.

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