Internal Medicine

Internal medicine physicians apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and care of adults in preventative health, diagnosis of health problems, and treatment. Internal medicine is specific to the care of adults and not children.

Overview

Hillcroft Physicians are dedicated to the treatment of the entire individual throughout their life span. Internal medicine focuses on preventative care to keep a patient healthy, which reduces disease incidences while identifying problems early so that treatments are faster and more effective.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of any undiagnosed symptom or healthcare concern
  • Routine physical exams, including pre-employment, school, sports, and camp physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Routine health screenings
  • Illness treatment for conditions such as colds and flu
  • Wellness and disease prevention
  • Women’s healthcare
  • Geriatric care

Health Tips & Info

What are some questions I should ask during an internal medicine examination?

What kind of screenings and tests should I get?
Am I up to date on all my vaccines?
What can I do to live a healthier, happier life?
What kind of health goals should I set for myself?
Should I be using this medication or adjust my dosage?

What kind of symptoms should I be aware of for my general health?
Certain symptoms can indicate a severe health problem; here are a few to be aware of that could show immediate further testing is necessary:
 

  • Increased thirst and urination: Often a sign of diabetes.
  • Difficulty speaking and moving in addition to numbness on one side of the face: These are the warning signs of a stroke. Medical attention must be sought immediately.
  • Blood in urine: This is an indicator of bladder and/or kidney infections.
  • Chest pain and numbness in the left arm: One of the “classic” symptoms of a heart attack. Women usually experience jaw pain, nausea, or lightheadedness.
  • Severe abdominal pain: Extreme pain could indicate an inflamed appendix or another serious condition.
How can I lose weight?

According to the CDC, one-third of American adults are obese. Obesity places people at risk for several dangerous conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Severe Edema
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke

Doctors will help patients adopt a healthier lifestyle with clear weight loss goals.

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