General Medicine & Urgent Care in Manhattan
What is general medicine?
General medicine, also known as internal medicine, is a medical specialty that involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases faced by adult patients. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. Internists are trained in providing care for adults facing a wide range of acute and chronic conditions and managing patients’ medical care in both sickness and health. General medicine practitioners place an emphasis on preventative health and general well being.
How often should you see a general medicine practitioner?
Patients should be seen by an internist on a regular basis for ongoing wellness care and physical exams. Patients see general medicine doctors as a first-line of defense for their medical needs and may be referred to a specialist when necessary. At Park Avenue Medical Professionals, our practice is home to various other specialists – including gastroenterologists, a liver disease specialist, a cardiologist, and a physiatrist – which ensures that our patients receive optimal continuity of care when treatment from a specialist is needed.
What makes a general practitioner unique?
An internist’s broad range of expertise differentiates him or her from other specialists who limit their medical practice to problems involving only one body system or to a special area of medical knowledge.
A general medicine doctor’s unique combination of knowledge, training, and skills makes them uniquely qualified to:
- Deal with the entire range of a patient’s medical problems and provide comprehensive care
- Assess and choose drugs and other medical therapies to prevent and treat diseases
- Care for patients as a whole, rather than caring for specific body systems
What do internists treat?
Internal medicine doctors provide comprehensive and long-term care for patients with a wide range of symptoms and conditions. Common conditions and symptoms treated by internists include:
- Digestive problems
- Respiratory disease
- Vascular and heart disease
- Blood problems
- Kidney problems
- Joint and rheumatologic problems
- Endocrine and hormonal problems
- Urinary problems
- Infectious disease
- Mental health problems
What procedures do internal medicine doctors perform?
Internists can perform a variety of procedures for diagnostic as well as therapeutic purposes. These include:
What is urgent care?
When a sudden health issue arises and causes concern, knowing you have accessibility to an experienced internist is very important for a patient. At Park Avenue Medical Professionals, we offer same-day appointments for patients presenting with urgent healthcare concerns, which allows you to be seen in a timely manner and avoid the Emergency Room.
What symptoms and conditions can an urgent care practice treat?
Our internists have expertise in providing urgent care for a variety of pressing medical problems. However, we do not treat conditions that are life threatening and urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care.
Common conditions and symptoms that may warrant urgent care from an internist include:
- Falls and/or accidents
- Sprains and strains
- Breathing difficulty
- Bleeding or cuts requiring stitches
- Eye irritation and redness
- Fever or flu
- Vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration
- Severe sore throat
- Severe cough
- Skin rashes and infections
- Urinary tract infections
At Park Avenue Medical Professionals, we strive to develop a long-term relationship with our patients by delivering the highest quality care – whether it’s a scheduled well visit or an urgent health concern that needs immediate attention. Learn more about our general medicine and urgent care services by contacting our office. You can also make an appointment by filling out this form. In order to get a prompt response for same-day urgent care appointments, please contact our office directly by calling 212.427.2000.