Internal medicine doctors focus on preventing and treating diseases in adults 18 years of age and older. Internists partner with patients throughout their adult lives to promote health and wellness, provide preventive care services and suggest lifestyle changes that may help to prevent disease.
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Internal Medicine for Wellness, Prevention and Treatment
An important part of your health care experience at Franciscan Health includes building a relationship with your personal physician. The internal medicine specialists at Franciscan Health focus on the prevention and treatment of diseases in adults 18 years of age and older. Internists partner with patients throughout their adult lives to promote health and wellness, provide preventive care services and suggest lifestyle changes that may help to prevent disease. Internal medicine physicians are equipped to help you manage chronic illnesses, especially when several occur at the same time, such as a diabetic suffering from heart conditions.
Why internal medicine is important
The foundation of a healthy adult life is illness prevention and sometimes, early diagnosis. That is why we strongly encourage our adult patients to maintain their immunizations, keep up with their annual physicals, be seen promptly when sick and maintain a regular schedule for health screenings. This ensures that our patients remain healthy and also allows us to detect conditions early when there is a problem. Finally, if there is a problem, our internal medicine physicians can determine a treatment plan and work closely with other doctors and specialists.