Internal medicine services
Internal medicine is a healthcare discipline that combines adult primary and preventive care with a focus on the diagnosis and treatment of long-term or complex medical conditions. The result is a comprehensive approach suitable for patients on any point of the wellness spectrum, from annual physicals to chronic disease management. The internal medicine specialists, or internists, at Lakeview Regional Physician Group are dedicated to providing compassionate care to help achieve the optimal health and comfort of every patient.
Primary and preventive care
Our internal medicine team offers primary and preventive care services to individuals with acute illness or those seeking routine wellness visits. They provide annual exams, physicals, blood work, and immunizations, and they see patients for non-emergency services, such as sick visits and minor injuries.
Treatment of medical conditions
Internists treat a wide range of conditions, illnesses, and injuries, which can include the following:
- Chronic disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
- Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
- Wounds and cysts
- Moles, skin tags, warts, and other skin concerns
- Staple and suture removal
- Concerns associated with aging
- DOT (Department of Transportation) and CDL (Commercial Driver's License) screenings
- Annual flu shots
- Weight control
- Annual checkups/Complete physicals
- Preventive care
Family medicine vs. internal medicine
Family medicine physicians treat patients at all ages and stages of life, from pediatric through geriatric care. They provide a broad scope of basic medical services, such as preventive treatment through chronic illness and mental health concerns. However, for more severe circumstances, family medicine practitioners refer patients to specialists, who exclusively treat certain conditions or body systems.
Internal medicine specialists, on the other hand, offer a more inclusive method of treatment specifically for adults based on age, sex, and lifestyle, which may minimize or eliminate the patient's need for multiple physicians.
How to schedule an appointment
To schedule an appointment with a primary care physician, go to our physician directory and select your provider. From there, select whether you would like to schedule as a new patient or a returning patient from the drop-down menu. If you're unable to schedule online with your doctor or prefer to make an appointment by phone, call our Lakeview Circle Primary Care office at (985) 892-6858, our Covington Starbrush Circle/Hammond offices at (985) 871-6020, or our Lacombe office at (985) 246-1100.
As part of our reputable primary care physician team, the internal medicine providers at Lakeview Regional Physician Group offer patients complete, personalized healthcare services from a compassionate perspective. Schedule online or call us to make your appointment today.