Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Specialist
Whether you have the congestion and cough associated with a common cold or more complex medical needs, selecting experienced doctors who care is a crucial first step toward achieving improved health. Located in Washington Heights, Amsterdam Medical Practice has a compassionate, patient-centered approach to identifying and treating the wide range of diseases ensures that patients in New York receive care for their specific needs. Call or schedule an appointment to receive experienced and compassionate care that addresses your health concerns.

Internal Medicine Q & A

Amsterdam Medical Practice

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine addresses the overall health and well-being of adults. Specifically, it focuses on diagnosing diseases and disorders, finding and applying the proper treatment strategies, and preventing diseases from occurring.

How are internists different from other doctors?

What makes internal medicine unique is that internists don’t treat children. The doctors are specifically trained to attend to the complex and changing health needs of young adults and adults as they mature. Internists don’t perform surgery of any kind.

The internists at Amsterdam Medical Practice use a scientific, patient-centered approach to maintain, diagnose, and treat adults with a variety of diseases and illnesses. They are experts because they routinely deal with some of the most complex medical issues that adults face, work diligently to find effective treatments, and utilize preventive methods to help thwart the onset of disease so healthy people stay that way.

What illnesses do internists treat?

Internists treat their patients for common illnesses like colds and the flu. They can also provide the specialized care needed to treat complex diseases like heart disease, diabetes, or hormonal imbalances.

Internists often take on the role of team leader when it comes to a patient’s care. When necessary, they coordinate with specialists who can best treat an illness. Internists are specially trained to maintain a long-term relationship with patients so they can provide essential care over a lifespan.   

Doctors of internal medicine treat patients with a wide range of illnesses that include but are not limited to:

  • Respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis, COPD, and emphysema  
  • Heart disease and blood disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disorders
  • Mental health issues
  • Joint and rheumatologic issues
  • Digestive issues
  • Endocrine and hormonal problems
  • Urinary problems
  • Neurological problems
  • Infectious diseases

Let the internists of Amsterdam Medical Practice put you on the path to better health. Call to schedule a visit, or book your appointment online today.   

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