Internal Medicine

Physicians in the Division of Internal Medicine provide primary care services for patients with acute and/or chronic medical problems. A major function of the division is to supervise nearly 60 resident physicians in their ambulatory clinics.

Preventive care services are emphasized, along with routine screening procedures. Translators are available for persons speaking Russian, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali. Same day care is offered weekdays for patients with minor or acute medical problems. The division also provides preoperative and perioperative consultation for surgical patients.

Conditions

  • Hypertension
  • Chest pain
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and allergic reactions
  • Lung diseases, including bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Anemias
  • Skin disorders
  • Pain syndromes
  • Infectious diseases
  • Hyperlipidemias
  • Travel-related health issues
  • Immigrant health issues

Services

  • Routine and travel-related immunizations
  • Pulmonary-function testing
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Routine physical examinations
  • Pap smears
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Pre-operative evaluations
  • Medical consultations to non-medicine services
  • Health-risk assessments
  • Triage and directed-specialty referral
  • Long-term outpatient care
  • Acute-medical-problem evaluation
  • Cancer screening
  • INS Form I693 completion