Our Services

The services, we offer incorporate the essentials of both health maintenance & disease prevention, including but not limited to:

  • Comprehensive medical history and physical examination
  • Preventative annual visit
  • Welcome to Medicare
  • Well woman exam
  • Referrals to appropriate specialists
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) to study electrolytes
  • Kidney and liver functions
  • Measuring glucose for diabetes and treatment
  • Cholesterol screening (lipid profile) and treatment
  • Allergy testing, evaluation, and treatment
  • Confidential blood test for the AIDS virus (HIV) and Hepatitis A, B and C and Syphilis
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiography for evaluation of heart function
  • Urinalysis
  • Evaluate vitamin deficiencies
  • Thyroid test (TSH)
  • Order imaging tests, including chest X-ray, mammogram, osteoporosis screening with a DEXA scan
  • Immunizations, including flu shot, Pneumonia shot, diphtheria and tetanus (DT), Shingles vaccine and Tuberculosis skin test (PPD)
  • Ear Wax removal
  • Skin tags removal
  • Carotid ultrasound to assess blockage in the neck vessels
  • Arterial and vascular studies of the extremities
  • Hearing screening
  • Female hormone assessment (for women concerned with menopause)
  • Male impotence evaluation and treatment

Other services too numerous to list...

The general internist provides continuing, comprehensive care for common illnesses such as colds, sinusitis, sore throats, allergies, back pain, flu, and urinary tract infections. The internist is also trained to handle more complex problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, thyroid disease, asthma, atherosclerosis, and arthritis as an example.

Procedures Performed

Vaccine administration is the injection of small amounts of dead or weakened germs into the body to build immunity. By giving the vaccine to a healthy person, the body builds memory on how to fight against a specific disease.
Joint fluid sampling is a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in which fluid is removed from a joint through a needle. The joint fluid is examined in the laboratory to determine the cause of fluid accumulation. Occasionally medications are injected into the joint after fluid is sampled to treat or reduce symptoms.
An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a diagnostic test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. It records the heart's electrical activity and gives information about the heart rhythm and health of the heart muscle. The test is used for screening and also to help diagnose certain heart conditions (e.g. heart attack, arrhythmia).
A breathing test or lung function test is a procedure performed to evaluate how well the lung works. The test can measure severity of a lung problem, diagnose certain lung disease and check for response to treatment. It is commonly done for conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Skin tags are common skin growths that often appear in adulthood. There are several methods to remove a skin tag, such as excision, freezing (using liquid nitrogen), and burning (using medical electric cautery).

Conditions Treated

An abdominal hernia occurs when one or more of the organs in the abdominal cavity (the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, etc.) protrude through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. These hernias are classified based on the location of the weak spot and the severity.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding refers to abnormal bleeding during menstruation (period) or between periods. This can be due to heavy bleeding, long or frequent periods, or bleeding between periods.
Acne is a skin condition associated with the oil secreting glands in the skin (sebaceous glands). Acne occurs when the pores of the skin get plugged by dead skin cells and oil from the sebaceous gland. Hormones can trigger acne.
Short term bronchitis is an irritation of the airways that carry air to the lungs. It is typically caused by infection.
A heart attack occurs when the supply of blood to the heart is reduced to the point that part of the heart dies. The dead part of the heart is replaced by a scar.
Short term pancreas inflammation commonly occurs due to gallstone or alcohol consumption over a period of time.
Sore throat is an infection and irritation of the throat.
Sudden kidney failure, or acute renal failure, is a condition where one or both kidneys are unable to neither filter the blood properly nor maintain the body's balance of salt and minerals. In extreme cases the kidneys stop functioning completely.
Short term sinus infection (acute sinusitis) is inflammation of the lining of the hollow spaces within several bones in the skull (the sinuses) causing fluid build up.
Acute upper respiratory tract infections occur in one or more structures of the nasal cavity (includes paranasal sinuses) and throat (e.g. tonsils or pharynx).
Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia that is caused by the slow destruction of brain which leads to a loss of memory and thinking abilities.
An anal and rectal abscess is a collection of pus in the anal region that appears as a soft, red, swollen area filled with fluid. It is frequently painful.
Anemia occurs when there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body which often leads to tiredness or shortness of breath. There are many different causes of anemia.
Severe chest pain (angina pectoris) occurs when portions of the heart do not receive enough blood. This occurs because of a blockage in the blood vessels that provide oxygen to the heart.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health disorders in which anxiety can become excessive including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder and others. Patients may have symptoms that are psychological or physical. Dissociative disorders involve breakdowns of memory awareness or identity often due to psychological trauma. Somatoform disorders is a mental disorder with physical symptoms, like pain, that cannot be traced back to a medical condition.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health disorders in which anxiety can become excessive including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder and others. Patients may have symptoms that are psychological or physical. Dissociative disorders involve breakdowns of memory awareness or identity often due to psychological trauma. Somatoform disorders is a mental disorder with physical symptoms, like pain, that cannot be traced back to a medical condition.
Hardened arteries are a condition in which cholesterol and other fats build up in the walls of the arteries, decreasing or blocking blood flow to the body.
Atrial fibrillation and flutter occur when parts of the heart do not beat regularly. People can experience palpitations, a fast or irregular heart beat, shortness of breath or dizziness.
Enlarged prostate frequently occurs as men age and is usually benign. The most common symptom is difficulty urinating because the enlarged prostate pinches the urethra (tube leading from the bladder through the penis).
Bronchial asthma is a lung condition caused by inflammation, irritation and temporary narrowing of the tubes of the lung resulting in wheezing and/or coughing. It is often associated with an allergy.
Burns occur when the body comes into contact with an extremely hot material. The degree of burn varies with the layers of skin affected. The higher the degree of burn, the more severe the damage (third degree is worse than first degree).
Kidney stones are small hard deposits of minerals and acid salts that form inside the kidneys. These are frequently painful and can cause blockage of the tube leading from the kidney to the bladder (ureter).
Irregular heart beats (cardiac arrhythmia) occur when the electrical signal within the heart is either blocked or takes a different pathway. Most irregular beats are not harmful but some can cause severe symptoms or death.
Cardiomyopathy is the deterioration in the function of heart resulting in a large, stiff or thickened heart. The heart may be damaged by infection, low blood supply to the heart, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, or other causes.
Long term bronchitis is a condition in which the airways (bronchi) are inflamed. It is diagnosed when a cough with mucus occurs for three or more months. Cigarette smoking and other respiratory irritants are common causes.
Long term kidney disease (chronic renal disease) occurs when a kidney gradually loses its function over a period of time. In this condition one or both kidneys are not able to filter the blood properly or maintain the body's balance of salt and minerals.
Cirrhosis is a condition in which healthy liver tissue is replaced by scar tissue, leading to progressive destruction of the liver. Common causes include viral infection (chronic hepatitis) and excessive alcohol use.
Constipation is defined as having less than three bowel movements per week. In addition to less frequent BMs a person's BMs may be hard or difficult to pass. Constipation is a common symptom that usually lasts for only a short period of time.
Contact dermatitis is an itchy, local rash.
Depression is a mental health condition characterized by feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in activities that were once pleasurable. These feelings may be accompanied by several other symptoms such as loss of sleep and a loss of appetite.
Skin inflammation (dermatitis) is characterized by itching, redness, swelling and possibly blistering. The most common forms of skin inflammation are eczema (atopic dermatitis), seborrhea (seborrheic dermatitis), and contact dermatitis (from skin contact with a substance that the person is sensitive to, such as poison ivy).
Diabetes is a condition marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. It is caused by irregularities in insulin, which is a hormone that helps the body use glucose. Diabetes can be due to the body not producing enough insulin or the body ignoring insulin, or both.
Fat (lipid) metabolism disorder affects the body's ability to process fats due to a variety of factors, including genetics. This can result in abnormal levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and other blood fats, and can lead to early heart disease or stroke.
Diverticulitis occurs when the wall of the large intestine bulges and becomes infected.
Physical impotence (erectile dysfunction) is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is caused by a medical condition. This is different from psychological impotence, which is due to a psychological reason.
Inflammation of the esophagus occurs when the food pipe (esophagus) becomes irritated and inflamed. This is often caused by exposure to stomach acid (reflux).
Sprain, broken or dislocated bones is a group of conditions consisting of fractures or damage to the joints.
Inflammation of the stomach and duodenum occurs due to irritation of the lining of these structures, and is usually caused by stress or bacterial infection.
GERD, also known as heartburn or acid reflux, occurs when acid in the stomach flows back up into the esophagus (the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach). This can cause a burning sensation in the chest or throat.
Gout is a joint condition that can affect many joints in the body, but typically involves the joint of the big toe. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the body which form sharp, needle-like crystals within a joint. Gout is usually very painful.
Heart failure (HF), often referred to as congestive heart failure (CHF), occurs when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body's needs.
Hemolytic anemia is a condition in which red blood cells are destroyed and removed from the bloodstream before their normal lifespan is over.
Hemorrhoids are vascular structures in the anal canal that help with stool control. They become pathological or piles when swollen or inflamed. At this point the condition is technically known as hemorrhoidal disease.
Herpes Zoster, also known as Shingles is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters involving a limited area.
Hypertension (HTN), also known as high blood pressure or arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated.
Hyperthyroidism, also known as over active thyroid and hyperthyreosis, is the condition that occurs due to excessive production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.
Hypothyroidism, often called underactive thyroid or low thyroid and sometimes hypothyreosis, is a common disorder of the endocrine system in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone.
A intervertebral disc disorder is a condition that involves deterioration, herniation, or other dysfunction of an intervertebral disc.
Iron-deficiency anemia, is anemia due to not enough iron. Anemia is defined as a decrease in the amount of red blood cells (RBCs) or hemoglobin in the blood.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a symptom-based diagnosis. It is characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits.
Ischemic heart disease is a spectrum of diseases of the heart caused by decreased oxygen supply to the myocardium (muscle of the heart). Ischemic heart disease is a sequela of coronary artery disease.
Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender.
Postmenopausal confusion is a symptom of menopause; women face problems with cognition during and after menopause due to hormonal imbalances.
Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of at least three of five of the following medical conditions: abdominal (central) obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated fasting plasma glucose, high serum triglycerides, and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels.
Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms.
Mitral insufficiency (MI), mitral regurgitation or mitral incompetence is a disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve does not close properly when the heart pumps out blood.
A goitre is a swelling of the neck or larynx resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland (thyromegaly), associated with a thyroid gland that is not functioning properly.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) (or apnoea) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway.
Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthrosis, is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone.
Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength increases the risk of a broken bone.
Otitis media is a group of inflammatory diseases of the middle ear.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.
Peripheral Nerve Disorders or Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) is damage to or disease affecting nerves, which may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function, or other aspects of health, depending on the type of nerve affected.
Plantar fasciitis, also known as plantar fasciosis or jogger's heel is a disorder that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot.
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move one's body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a long lasting autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints. It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints.
Sciatica, also known as sciatic neuritis, sciatic neuralgia, or lumbar radiculopathy, is when pain is felt going down the leg from the back.[1] This pain may go down the back, outside, or front of the leg.
Infection of the skin is distinguished from dermatitis, which is inflammation of the skin, but a skin infection can result in skin inflammation.

Substance Abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others, and is a form of substance-related disorder.

Substance Dependence also known as drug dependence is an adaptive state that develops from repeated drug administration, and which results in withdrawal upon cessation of drug use.

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow) - either focal brain, spinal cord, or retinal - without acute infarction (tissue death).
Urinary incontinence (UI), also known as involuntary urination, is any leakage of urine.
A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), also known as acute cystitis or bladder infection, is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract.
Blood clots (venous embolism and thrombosis) in a vein are more commonly seen in the lower extremities and pelvis. They are usually caused by prolonged inactivity, insertion of an intravenous catheter, or having a condition that causes clots to form more easily. They occur more frequently after an operation. Sometimes a clot breaks off, forming an embolus, which travels through the veins, usually getting stuck in the lungs.
Vitamin D deficiency causes poor absorption of calcium and phosphorus, two necessary components for bone creation. Individuals that lack vitamin D may develop bone defects called rickets (in children) or osteomalacia (in adults).