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Internal Medicine Specialist

Internal Medicine & Cardiologists in Mesa, AZ

Internal Medicine services offered in Mesa. AZ


Internal medicine physicians have special training to care for the comprehensive health care needs of adults. Shantha Kumar, MD, and the team at Clear Choice Physicians build relationships with their patients, giving them the ability to learn about their unique health care needs, prevent chronic problems, and provide holistic treatment. Whether you need a sick visit or annual exam, call the office in Mesa, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine physicians specialize in adult health care. In addition to diagnosing and treating all the conditions affecting adults, internists provide the preventive services you need to stay healthy and well.

Your internal medicine provider also serves as your primary care physician (PCP). PCPs give you a medical home — a place to call when you wake up feeling sick, want to get an annual exam, or need chronic care management.

 

What services do I receive through internal medicine?

Clear Choice Physicians offers comprehensive adult health care services, including (but not limited to):

  • Sick visits
  • Annual physicals
  • Biometric screenings
  • Women's and men's health
  • Chronic care management
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Weight loss management
  • Immunizations
  • Chronic pain management
  • Cardiology care
  • Addiction treatment

Clear Choice Physicians offers specialized services that aren't available at most internal medicine practices. For example, the team includes interventional cardiologists, does cardiology ultrasounds on-site, and operates pacemaker and warfarin clinics.

 

How do internal medicine specialists prevent chronic conditions?

During your annual exam, your provider learns about your family history, assesses your risk factors for chronic disease, and performs a thorough physical. Then they run biometric screenings, which include specific blood tests, registering your weight, blood pressure, and waist circumference.

After evaluating all this information, your provider can determine if you're at risk for or already are developing a chronic disease. Then they make lifestyle recommendations and prescribe medications as needed to prevent problems.

 

What chronic diseases do internal medicine specialists manage?

A few of the most common chronic conditions managed by internists include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

After a chronic condition diagnosis, there is no cure. Your provider treats the problem to prevent or delay disease progression and life-threatening complications.

 

Can I get internal medicine care at home?

Though some services are only available in the office, Clear Choice Physicians has a team of mobile physicians who make house calls when you can't get to the clinic. Whether you're at home, in a senior community, or assisted living facility, the internal medicine and cardiology team travel to you and provide high-quality care.

If you need an experienced internal medicine specialist, call Clear Choice Physicians or book an appointment online today.

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