Internal medicine is the area of medicine that is focused on the health needs of adults, just as a pediatrician is focused on the medical needs of children. Internal medicine doctors are skilled in a variety of areas, including cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology and other areas. They provide comprehensive care for acute and chronic diseases, as well as proactive and preventive care options to help men and women maintain health as they get older. Plus, an internal medicine specialist offers medical care and guidance for substance abuse issues, anxiety and stress, and other issues that can take an emotional as well as a physical toll on patients.
Dr. Nance provides all basic primary care services to her patients. She combines her extensive knowledge of evidenced based medicine with a multitude of integrated strategies to achieve the best outcomes. Internal Medicine services include
Doctors who specialize in internal medicine are skilled in the diseases and disorders that are most common among adults, which means they have significant experience providing optimized care, especially as the risks for age-related conditions grow. Internal medicine doctors understand the subtle signs of diseases and the need for different types of health screenings at different ages to help men and women take a proactive role in their health so they can help ward off acute and chronic issues, including those related to aging.
Adults should have an exam and well visit every 12 months to look for signs of diseases and to be screened for risk factors so they can enjoy the best health possible at every age. Men and women with chronic conditions that require ongoing management may need to be seen more often.