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Internal Medicine Specialist

Internal Medicine Practices

Primary Care, Geriatric Care & Internal Medicine Specialists located in Lady Lake, FL & Tavares, FL

Internal medicine provides complete health care to adults. The skilled team at Internal Medicine Practices in Tavares and Lady Lake, Florida, offers internal medicine services, including physical exams, lab testing, immunizations, and prescription refills. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine diagnoses, treats, and prevents acute and chronic conditions in adults. It combines routine checkups, preventive screenings, and education on nutrition and exercise to help people live active, healthy lives.

If you’re 20 or older, it’s important to establish care with an internal medicine provider. Visiting your doctor at least once a year can alert you to potentially serious health problems and help you age more gracefully.

What services does internal medicine provide?

At Internal Medicine Practices, the team offers various internal medicine services, including:

Physical exams

A physical exam is a routine checkup to assess your physical and neurological health. During an exam, your provider examines your skin; checks your height, weight, and blood pressure; tests your reflexes; palpates your organs; and examines your ears, eyes, nose, and throat.

Depending on your age and medical history, they might order lab tests, a sex-specific screening (like a Pap test), or a vaccine.

Immunizations

Immunizations teach your immune system to attack and eliminate harmful invaders like viruses and bacteria. Following an exam and a review of your medical history, your internal medicine physician can develop an immunization schedule.

Lab testing

Lab testing analyzes a sample of your bodily fluids to diagnose conditions invisible to the eye. The most common lab tests include blood work, urinalysis, and throat or nasal swabs.

Diagnostic imaging

Diagnostic imaging uses X-rays, a CT (computed tomography) scan, or an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to capture images of your hard and soft tissues. It’s a quick, convenient way to diagnose fractures, sprains, and problems with your internal organs.

Prescription refills

If you take one or more prescription medicines, the team can refill them when necessary. Usually, they recommend that you visit the office at least once a year for a physical exam and to make sure your medicines are still working.

Referrals to specialists

The Internal Medicine Practices team treats most acute and chronic illnesses. But if you need more individualized care, they can refer you to a nearby medical specialist.

Why is internal medicine important?

Internal medicine is important because it alerts you to potentially serious problems in their early stages. Many conditions, including diabetes, kidney disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure), show few obvious symptoms. Regular visits to Internal Medicine Practices can keep you healthy for years to come.

To learn more about internal medicine, make an appointment at Internal Medicine Practices by calling the nearest office or booking one online today.

Fax: 949-543-2074