At UI Health, our internal medicine physicians specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health issues that impact adults. Internal medicine doctors are the go-to source for your traditional wellness care, including annual checkups, screenings, and physicals. They also offer in-office care for immediate health needs, so they can treat common minor injuries and illnesses.
We all want to be the healthiest version of ourselves, but sometimes that takes a little help. Whether you are sick, or trying not to get sick, UI Health internal medicine doctors offer the medical services you need for whole-body health.
Benefits of an Internal Medicine Doctor
Primary care physicians (PCPs) are a critical part of staying healthy, and it's important to find a PCP you trust - particularly if you have complex health issues that need to be monitored and treated. Some reasons to choose an internal medicine provider include:
Care for Complex Medical Needs
Internal medicine physicians specialize in primary care, and some have additional training in specialties. Internal medicine doctors help patients with complex issues, particularly those with multiple medical diagnoses or uncontrolled health problems. Because of the variety of their experience with in-office and hospital care, internal medicine providers also might be the best option for someone struggling to get the correct diagnosis for a health issue.
Experience with Managing Chronic Conditions
Chronic health conditions — such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma — need to be overseen by an internal medicine doctor. When you have an established relationship with a PCP, they know your medical history and are familiar with your condition. As a result, they can monitor health trends and react to any changes by recommending new medications, suggesting lifestyle modifications, or referring you to specialty care for advanced procedures.