What is Adult Medicine?
Adult medicine, also known as internal medicine, is the medical specialty of dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of internal diseases.
This is a practice of medicine that can most easily be described as being for people 18 years or older. Practitioners for adults are trained in general medicine for all adult ages, from the newly-minted adult to the elderly. These doctors have a broad general knowledge of all medical conditions, especially those related to maintaining good health.
Is Adult Medicine right for me?
According to American College of Physicians, internal medicine physicians, or internists, are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from healthy to complex illness. They are especially well trained in the diagnosis of puzzling medical problems, in the ongoing care of chronic illnesses, and in caring for patients with more than one disease. Internists also specialize in health promotion and disease prevention.
Listen to a few of Greater Regional Health's own Adult Medicine providers explain their field of medicine.
Why Greater Regional Adult Medicine?
Finding a provider that meets your health needs and philosophy is important. That is why Greater Regional Health has a wide variety of providers to choose from. Along with a choice of providers, Greater Regional gives you access to care right here in Creston. No need to drive hours for chronic care management or adult medicine providers. Our providers are close to home with easy access to specialists, giving you the care you need and expect.
Meet Our Providers
Matthew Checketts, DO
"I feel strongly that quality of life is very important and my goal is that my patients will enjoy a high quality life."
"I have a strong teaching component in my practice which benefits my patients, the practice, myself and hopefully the students which I have the privilege to teach."
"I want to create relationships with my patients so I can help them better their health and make going to see the doctor something they look forward too!"
Everett Roberts, ARNP
"My goal is to be an ally for my patients and provide the best possible care while ensuring they feel empowered to make informed decisions and take part in their own health maintenance."
Kendall Lange, ARNP
"I work closely with the assisted living, long term care and skilled rehabilitation teams in Union County and surrounding areas."