Our internal medicine doctors proudly offer expert medical care to adults in Southwest, Iowa. At Greater Regional Health, we're dedicated to providing comprehensive healthcare services in a friendly, patient-focused environment. From prevention to diagnosis to treatment, our internal medicine doctors are here to provide care centered around your unique needs to protect your health.
What Is An Internal Medicine Doctor?
Internal medicine doctors specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and illnesses that are common in adults. Also known as internists, internal medicine doctors treat the whole person, not just internal organs. Because of their extensive knowledge in diseases that affect adults, they are often called to consult other physicians to help diagnose their patients. Internists are specially trained to handle whatever problem a patient brings in, from common illnesses to puzzling, complex symptoms.
If you are an adult searching for a new primary care provider, you may choose to see an internal medicine doctor. Our internists at Greater Regional Health have devoted years of education specifically to learning how to prevent, diagnose and treat complex diseases that affect adults. They are also trained in preventative measures and to recognize risk factors to help you avoid illnesses down the road. As specialists in treating diseases and preventative care in adults, we provide personalized and coordinated care to patients for life.
What Do Internal Medicine Doctors Treat?
Internists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic illness in adults and disease prevention. Our internists services covering a broad range of health issues, including:
- General medicine
- Wellness checks and physicals
- Preventative medicine
- Women's healthcare
- Heart disease
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Digestive problems
Internists are not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system. Like other primary care physicians, your internal medicine doctor will be able to refer you to a specialist should you need additional care. When you choose a Greater Regional Health internist for your healthcare, our goal is to provide personalized care throughout your adult years. When you build a long term relationship with the same physician, your doctor will be able to recognize important changes to your health and provide personalized care.
Internal Medicine vs. Family Medicine
While both family practice and internal medicine doctors are primary care physicians, the biggest difference is in the specifics of who the doctor will be able to treat. Family medicine is broader as it includes treating diseases and completing procedures in both children and adults. Internal medicine is specifically focused on adult medical issues, which means their training is more comprehensive and deep.
When comparing internal medicine vs. family practice physicians, it's important to consider your healthcare needs. If you are searching for a provider for only yourself, an internal medicine doctor could be the right choice for you. However, if you would like to share a provider with your children, you would then need to meet with a family practice physician.
Make An Appointment With a Greater Regional Health Internal Medicine Doctor
At Greater Regional Health, our internal medicine doctors strive to provide the highest level of long term comprehensive care throughout your adult years. For general healthcare, disease prevention or any health concerns, our expert internal medicine doctors are by your side. Contact Greater Regional Health to help you choose a physician that's right for you.