An Internal medicine
physician (internist) specializes in the non-surgical treatment adults. An Internist is knowledgeable about a broad
range of adult symptoms and diseases, which allows for the caring of patients
with both simple and complex problems.
The practice of internal medicine is
considered a comprehensive specialty and because of the internist’s ability to
view the patient as a whole, they serve a critical role in managing and
coordinating health care across all stages of an adult’s life.
The Internist is specially trained to help
prevent, detect, and treat diseases in adults and to manage chronic
diseases. Some of the more common
diseases and condition treated include:
General medical exams
Management of blood
Lower back pain
Pain in an extremity
Coughs and other
We also treat acute complaints, including
infections, abdominal issues, rashes, joint pain, and headaches. Preventative
care can include updating vaccines, annual wellness exams, recommending cancer
screenings, encouraging healthy lifestyle habits and working with patients to
help control risk factors such as elevated blood pressure, obesity, elevated
blood sugars and high cholesterol.
Whether visiting our practice for a
particular complaint or an annual check-up, the healthcare providers at Star
Medical Group focus on each patient’s overall health. We often create long-term
care plans which can include medication management, diagnostic testing, and collaboration with specialists.
Same day appointments are welcome, and we accept most insurance plans.
You may reach us at: Phone (615) 459-5500 Fax (615) 459-5541.