Internal Medicine at Archbold
From wellness and prevention checkups to management of chronic illness, Archbold’s internal medicine specialists have you covered.
Internal medicine doctors, also called internists, are sometimes mistaken for family medicine or general practice physicians. All are types of primary care providers and skilled in diagnosing and treating many of the same infectious diseases, chronic illnesses and other health conditions. However, internal medicine doctors focus primarily on the body’s internal organs. Internists also take care of adults only, while family medicine physicians care for both younger and older patients.
Internal medicine doctors most often work in outpatient office settings, but also follow their patients to a hospital if they are admitted. Other types of internists, known as hospitalists, work in hospitals only, where they take care of adults with complicated health problems every day.
Internal medicine doctors also refer patients to specialists who can offer more advanced care for a specific condition.
Chronic Illness and Infectious Diseases
The internists at Archbold treat and manage chronic illness and infectious diseases, such as:
- Hormonal issues
- Digestive disorders
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Influenza, pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses
- Joint pain
- Renal disorders
The internists at Archbold provide comprehensive preventive care to help adults avoid chronic and infectious diseases. Their services include:
- Annual physical exams
- Blood pressure checks
- Blood sugar (blood glucose) testing
- Bone density scans
- Cholesterol screening
- Lifestyle improvement (nutrition, smoking cessation, stress and weight management)
- Liver function testing
- Women’s wellness exams
Find an internal medicine doctor who’s right for you.