Internal medicine is a specialty that involves helping adults (18+) prevent chronic diseases and intervening early on if something is awry. The highly skilled internists at First Care Medical Clinic’s five North Carolina locations in Monroe, Albemarle, Gastonia, and two offices in Charlotte, as well as the clinic in Rock Hill, South Carolina, provide personalized internal medicine care.
To schedule a visit, contact the First Care Medical Clinic office nearest you via phone or by using the online booking feature.
Internal Medicine Q & A
What is Internal Medicine?
Internal medicine is a specialty dedicated to adult health care. Known as “internists,” internal medicine doctors have extensive training in preventive care and chronic disease management. Your dedicated internist can:
- Track inherited diseases that run in your family
- Evaluate your personal medical history
- Teach you lifestyle changes to improve your health
Your internal medicine doctor serves as your primary care physician. They’re your go-to doctor anytime you get sick or experience changes in your health, as well as the provider you turn to when you need a referral for a specialist.
What Services Does an Internist Provide?
- Expanded laboratory screenings
- Prescription medicine management
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) testing
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
- Behavioral health care
- Chronic pain management
- Allergy testing
- Radiology services
- Annual exams
When Should I See an Internal Medicine Doctor?
As long as you’re generally healthy, the internal medicine team at First Care Medical Clinic typically wants you to schedule annual wellness exams. But if you have a known chronic condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, your doctor may want to see you quarterly or twice a year, just to ensure your management plan is effective.
Outside of these visits, it’s important to come into First Care Medical Clinic if you:
- Feel ill
- Have an acute injury
- Suffered a workplace injury
- Are getting ready to travel overseas
You should also come to First Care Medical Clinic for a follow-up visit after seeing a specialist. This helps keep your internist involved in your health care, so you have a go-to provider who keeps tabs on all aspects of your health.
First Care Medical Clinic provides comprehensive internal medicine services. Find out more information by booking an exam online or by calling the clinic nearest you today.