Internal Medicine in Greater Houston
Our internists have expertise in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of common illnesses for adults.
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Internal Medicine specialists in the Greater Houston area have the training and experience to address your health concerns, from common illnesses to specialized diagnoses, and provide you with compassionate care and peace of mind.
With extra training in unravelling sometimes hard-to-diagnose issues, Kelsey-Seybold internists have training across all fields, from care for diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid issues to cancer screening and preventive medicine. Regardless of your medical issue, you can put your faith in Kelsey-Seybold internists and rest assured that you will be well taken care of.
If your internist recommends seeing a specialist to assist with your condition or illness, they’ll coordinate your care and advise you on your treatment options. In the event you or a loved one requires hospitalization, several of our internists are also hospitalists who will continue to provide care throughout the hospital stay.
What is an internist, and what do they do?
Internal Medicine focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease in adults. Internal Medicine doctors have specialized training in diagnosing complex diseases and chronic illnesses. They routinely see patients with conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and hypertension. Some internists work as hospitalists, providing primary care in a hospital setting, while others only provide outpatients care in a clinic setting.
What’s the difference between an internist and a family doctor?
Although they’re both primary care providers, Internal Medicine specialists only treat adult patients. Family Medicine physicians care for patients of all ages. And, although a Family Medicine doctor can treat a wide variety of conditions, Internists have expertise in a broad range of complex diseases and health conditions because they spent time rotating among a variety of subspecialties during training.
What conditions does an Internal Medicine doctor treat?
An Internal Medicine specialist can be your primary care physician for preventive care and diagnosis and management of chronic conditions.
Some of the areas in which Kelsey-Seybold Internal Medicine physicians specialize include:
- Thyroid disorders
- Preventive care
- Women’s health
- Cancer screening
- Behavioral health
- Occupational medicine
- Public health
- Kidney disease
- Obesity management
- Cardiovascular disease
- Pulmonary disease
- Hospitalist care
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