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Healthcare: Internal Medicine

General Internal Medicine

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Expert Internal Medicine Team

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Baylor Medicine Internal Medicine specialists are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common adult medical problems, with an emphasis on caring for the whole patient. We specialize in primary care, general health assessments, and consultation for complex medical problems and delivering first-class services, with timely appointments, good communication, efficient patient visits, and a one-stop approach to diagnosis and treatment.

Our patient care philosophy is based on the belief that the quality of medical care delivered is directly related to the amount of time physicians spend with their patients. We believe patients want to spend more time with their doctors, they want more dialogue, and they want to be able to see their doctors when they need to see them.

Integrated Approach

We practice an integrated approach to patient care, coordinating with subspecialists as needed and using a state-of-the-art electronic medical record system for seamless care among physicians. For patients who need subspecialty care, including 18 subspecialty departments providing state-of-the-art consultation and care for specific medical problems.

At Baylor Medicine, our internal medicine physicians are also researchers and educators, committed to the development of state-of-the-art treatments for adult medical problems and teaching the next generation of leaders in primary care.

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Exams, Screenings and Consultations

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Our primary care physicians are trained in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of illnesses. Our services include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of any undiagnosed symptom or healthcare concern
  • Routine physical exams, including pre-employment, school, sports and camp physicals Immunizations
  • Routine health screenings
  • Routine cancer screenings
  • Illness treatment for conditions such as colds and flu
  • Second opinions or consultations to other physicians on complex cases
  • Wellness and disease prevention
  • Women's healthcare
  • Geriatric care
  • Interventional pain management
  • Transition Medicine Clinic for adolescents/young adults with a chronic childhood illness or disability
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Conditions We Treat

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General internal medicine is a wide field of medicine; these are some of the more typical issues our physicians might treat you for:

  • Treatment of minor injuries including cuts and sprains
  • Treatment and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes or asthma
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Common infections (e.g., cellulitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Well-woman exams
  • Minor surgery, such as suturing, biopsies, vasectomies and removal of skin lesions and moles
  • Any and all things related to primary care
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NCQA Recognition

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NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognized Practice
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Internal Medicine has been awarded NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition. “NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane.

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Transition Medicine

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The Transition Medicine clinic provides medical care and social support services to young adults with chronic illnesses or disabilities as they transition from pediatric to adult care.

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Hospital Medicine

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Providing efficient, high quality and compassionate care to Houston and surrounding communities.

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