Internal Medicine Specialists

East Tremont Medical Center -  - Multi-Specialty Group

East Tremont Medical Center

Multi-Specialty Group located in The Bronx, NY & New York, NY

Some medical problems are complicated, requiring specialist doctors to determine a specific diagnosis. An internist, or internal medicine physician, treats a variety of illnesses and can work with other specialists to ensure a patient gets the full support they need. The physicians at East Tremont Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, look at each patient as a whole, identify the correct course of action, and treat patients expediently. If you have a nagging medical issue, call or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule your appointment today.

Internal Medicine Q & A

When Would I Seek the Care of an Internist?

General internists handle the spectrum of illnesses that affect adults. Internists are considered experts in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic disease and preventive care. An internist is not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system. Regardless of the medical issue you’re experiencing, seeing an internist is typically the first step in a diagnosis. The internal medicine physicians at East Tremont Medical Center are specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems. Internists handle severe chronic illnesses and situations in which several different illnesses may strike at the same time. 

What is Preventive Care?

Many patients reach out to their physicians only when experiencing a specific health problem, not when they are feeling well. Most health plans cover a set of preventive services vital to your overall health. Yearly visits to your physician are essential to identify medical issues before they become an illness. Preventive care visits may include:

  • Physical examination
  • Updates on medical history and medications 
  • Cancer screening
  • Immunizations
  • Cholesterol check
  • Screening for substance abuse or depression
  • Advance directives
  • Counseling and education

Preventive health services detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best and aid in the guidance of healthy life choices. Use the online booking tool, or call the practice to schedule a preventive care appointment.

What Can I Expect From An Annual Physical?

Your annual exam is a time to check in with your doctor to assess your overall health and note any problems. Issues identified at your yearly exam may be treated immediately or may require a follow-up with a specialist. All annual physicals, regardless of your gender, should include:

  • Medical history: lifestyle and habits, as well as any concerns
  • Vital signs: blood pressure, pulse, and temperature
  • Heart and lung exams: listening to your heart and lungs with a stethoscope
  • Head, neck and abdominal exams: checking for sensitivity or abnormalities
  • Neurological exam: testing nervous system reflexes, muscle strength, and weakness
  • Skin exam: a general check for any abnormal moles, lesions or rashes
  • Laboratory work: blood sample to check cholesterol or blood sugar

Annual physicals are an essential diagnostic tool in identifying a change in health that may indicate an underlying condition. If you’re due for an annual exam, call or use the online booking tool at East Tremont Medical Center to schedule one today.