Illnesses that internists help treat:
- Coughs and colds
- Sprains and strains
- Ear infection
- High cholesterol
- And more – talk to your internist to see how they can help you
Internists manage common illnesses that affect adults, including typical viruses and infections, depression and anxiety, or the aches and pains that you can’t figure out.
Internists also treat chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and asthma. They can work with you to determine the best treatment to manage your condition, which sometimes means consulting a specialist. When specialists are involved in your care, your internist will be there to coordinate your care and ensure your clearly understand any treatments or diagnoses.
Education is an important role that internist will fulfill. They give you information and guidance on how to stay healthy or manage chronic conditions. In addition, internists can help explain any new diagnosis or treatment.
When you have a medical concern, your internist should be your first call. Even if you think you might need to see a specialist, let your internist see you first. They may be able to manage your concern to save you the out of pocket costs of seeing a specialist.