Providence Oregon - Internal Medicine Services
The internal medicine providers at Providence enjoy long-standing relationships with their patients, often providing care to individuals who have health conditions requiring ongoing treatment and oversight. If you have multiple health issues that require collaboration with specialists or if you take various medications that require oversight, you may want to consider seeing an internal medicine physician. An internal medicine provider cares for adults 18 or older and is considered a primary care doctor.
Internal medicine providers complete additional training on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. Internists care for the whole adult patient and often sub-specialize or take a clinical interest in various complex illnesses such as hypertension, nervous system disorders, mental health concerns, dermatological conditions and more. Preventing disease and promoting wellness, through diet and exercise, are important elements in the lifelong relationship you and your doctor will develop.
- Preventive care, screenings and immunizations
- Sick and urgent visits
- Care of skin disorders
- Heart health (hypertension, blood pressure management, cholesterol management, etc.)
- Respiratory care (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, etc.)
- Thyroid, metabolism
- Back and joint problems
- Gastrointestinal care
- Ear, nose and throat care
- Diet, exercise and nutrition
- Anxiety and depression