What Is General Internal Medicine?
General internal medicine is the specialty of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of internal diseases. As you might imagine, “internal diseases,” covers a wide range of ailments, both acute and chronic, so internists must have a broad range of medical knowledge.
What Concerns Do Internal Specialists Treat?
All adults, aged 18 and over, both men and women, can see a specialist in general internal medicine for a wide variety of ailments. Internists perform physicals, administer vaccinations, and prescribe medications. They can be the first line of defense before a referral to a specialist for a specific ailment. They can help with a short-term illness or with a patient’s long-term care. Internal medicine can include such areas as:
What Should I Expect During a General Internal Medicine Visit?
When you make an appointment to see Dr. Esslinger, we will take careful note of any symptoms you are experiencing. Then Dr. Esslinger will examine you directly, using his experience and medical knowledge to make a diagnosis and prescribe effective treatment.
Why Choose Us?
Dr. Jeffrey Esslinger is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has over 25 years of experience taking care of patients’ needs. He takes a patient-focused approach where each patient is the top priority for the entirety of their visit.
What Are the Results of a General Internal Medicine Visit?
If you have an acute illness, such as a cold or the flu, Dr. Esslinger can offer medications and advice to provide relief. For a more chronic condition like diabetes or hypertension, Dr. Esslinger will offer both short and long-term solutions for mediating the effects of the condition, carefully monitoring you, and scheduling regular follow-ups to help you manage your condition over time.
Visit Us for the Best General Internal Medicine in Northwest Georgia
If you are suffering from debilitating symptoms and need to seek medical treatment in or around the Cartersville, GA area, schedule your appointment now using the form below or by calling (470) 888-6543.