We can’t overstate the importance of an annual wellness checkup. This important appointment allows us to evaluate your overall health and assess whether or not you have chronic health conditions such as diabetes or high cholesterol.
While a primary care physician can provide these services, there are several additional benefits in seeing an internal medicine physician like one of our Raleigh internists. Our physicians practice a holistic type of medicine that considers the impact of disease on the entire body. They are also highly skilled at treating those who have more than one chronic disease.
Advantages of Seeing Our Raleigh Internists for Your Annual Physical
WHAT IS AN INTERNIST?
An internist is a physician who specializes in internal medicine. Internal medicine is a fascinating medical specialty that combines the analytical approach of laboratory science with a holistic, compassionate philosophy toward adult medicine, according to information from the American College of Physicians.
What makes internal medicine doctors unique is not only are they a wonderful resource for annual wellness checkups, but they have extensive expertise in treating long-term chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. In fact, many of our patients use our internal medicine doctors as primary care physicians.
CAN AN INTERNIST SERVE AS YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN?
In most cases, yes. Most internists only treat adults and are uniquely qualified to work closely with patients to develop healthy habits that can prevent disease. For example, an internist may help a patient maintain a healthier lifestyle by prescribing an exercise routine in addition to high blood pressure and cholesterol medications.
Other benefits of seeing our internists for your annual wellness checkup include:
- All of your medical history and laboratory test results are housed in the same practice.
- Your physician can follow you throughout your entire adult life.
- The same physician can treat multiple diseases, so you don’t have to see a specialist for every condition.
- Our office makes it easy to check-in and schedule an appointment through our Phreesia system.
Our Raleigh internists are available at three convenient locations
Raleigh Medical Group, Cary Medical Group and Raleigh Adult Medicine have specialized in serving the Triangle area for more than 40 years. We know how important it is for you to have the answers you need. That’s why we offer expertise from our sports medicine physician and our staff dietitian to help you by providing compassionate, state-of-the-art care. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
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