Discover how Dr. Saam can meet the needs of internal medicine care for your family.
Internal medicine is an area of medical practice that focuses around the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of non-surgical medical issues in adults. The doctors who practice internal medicine are sometimes referred to as internists. Internal medicine has a focus on whole body health. If you have a non-specific set of symptoms such as fatigue, body aches, and weight gain, this is a good reason to visit a doctor who can provide internal medicine care.
- You may visit Dr. Saam when you have an acute illness like the cold or a set of symptoms that is bothering you
- She will sort out the cause of your symptoms and help you to find treatments to make you feel better
Prevention and Screening
Prevention and screening are important aspects of internal medicine. You should visit Dr. Saam every year for a wellness check-up. During annual check-ups with an internal medicine physician, you will have a weight check, blood pressure check, and review of your current medications. If you have learned anything new about your family history, this information should be shared with the doctor. If you have any new symptoms or have developed any new medical problems, these should be shared as well. Dr. Saam will also advise you about healthy lifestyle changes.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Medical Conditions
Internal medicine doctors are often the first to make a diagnosis of a medical problem. For example, routine blood tests might show that you have hypothyroidism. Dr. Saam may begin treating you with levothyroxine and order additional tests, such as markers for anti-thyroid antibodies. Some other conditions cared for by internal medicine doctors include:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Anxiety and stress
- Colds and flu
- Seasonal allergies
- Weight loss
Coordinating Your Care
You may also visit your internal medicine doctor if you need a physician to coordinate your overall care. Dr. Saam can help you manage chronic conditions such as asthma or high blood pressure. If you see any specialist doctors, Dr. Saam will be able to keep track of your condition and manage how it affects other aspects of your health.
It is important for every adult to receive regular medical check-ups, screenings, and tests for common health conditions. If you have any chronic medical conditions, Dr. Saam can also coordinate your care. To take advantage of this invaluable level of care, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.