Our services include:
- General medical adult care
- Comprehensive medical adult care
- Geriatric medicine
- Travel medicine
- Urgent care
- Wellness and prevention screenings
- Care coordination
- Treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
- Center for Aging and Memory Disorder Clinic
- Licensed clinical social work services
- In-house laboratory services
- Medical nutrition and diabetic education services
Orlando Health Physicians Internal Medicine Group offers comprehensive, coordinated care and accessible services, providing expert treatment for a wide spectrum of conditions, including:
- Acute illnesses and injuries (e.g., sore throat, ear ache, sprained ankle/wrist)
- Chronic illnesses (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, multiple sclerosis, sleep apnea)
- Infectious diseases (e.g., influenza, pneumonia, fungal infections)
Specific conditions include but are not limited to conditions/diseases associated with geriatric medicine (aging), diabetes, hypertension, lupus, thyroid disease, pulmonary disease, HIV and other infectious diseases. In addition, we have a very comprehensive travel medicine program for those patients who visit countries where vaccinations are required.
Treatment of Acute Illnesses and Injuries
An acute illness is a disease or condition that has an abrupt onset and a usually short course, such as a sore throat, earache or sprained ankle. Our practice is well-equipped to care for these illnesses as well as minor injuries, but if your injury is more severe, our physicians may direct you to an emergency department so you will receive the best, most timely care possible.
Chronic care coordination is disease management for chronic disease and health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, multiple sclerosis and sleep apnea. It involves motivating our patients to persist in necessary therapies and interventions to help you achieve an ongoing, reasonable quality of life. We help you learn to understand your condition and live successfully with it.
Complex Diagnosis of Health Problems
Our internists are specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and can handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time. They also bring to patients an understanding of wellness (disease prevention and the promotion of health), women’s health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.
Comprehensive Medical Adult Care
Doctors of internal medicine focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. This also includes management of illness and the preservation of your mental and physical well-being.
General Medical Adult Care
Our internal medicine team specializes in providing your general medical adult care for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments.
Geriatrics is a subspecialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on healthcare of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. Our primary focus is to maximize your physical and mental health. We seek to balance quality of life issues with the risks of any possible tests or treatments.
In-House Laboratory Services
Orlando Health Physicians Internal Medicine Group team members can also perform blood draws for you here in our office.
Medical Nutrition Services
Our team includes both a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who work with our physicians to provide medical nutrition services such as medical nutrition therapy, diabetes self-management training, weight management, shared medical appointments and disease-specific nutritional counseling.
Orlando Health Center for Aging and Memory Disorder Clinic
The Orlando Health Center for Aging and Memory Disorder Clinic offers a complete range of services for those who may be experiencing memory impairment or any age-related medical issue. In conjunction with the Center for Aging, Orlando Health offers the Memory Disorder Clinic, Central Florida’s only state-sponsored clinic devoted to advancements in treatment for memory disorders. As a part of a network of centers throughout Florida funded in part through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, we offer complete memory assessment services for those who may be experiencing memory impairment. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals can help find the source of your memory loss. Whether it stems from dehydration, medication side effects or unknown neurological disorders, our center offers the latest in treatment options. Once a diagnosis is made, your doctor will meet with you and your loved ones to discuss the diagnosis, treatment plan and recommended management strategies.
Our physicians’ knowledge in the field of travel medicine can help you prepare for trips abroad by providing advice on ways to prevent or mitigate travel-related illnesses, including making sure you have all the required and recommended immunizations.
Assessment before travel abroad
Ideally, the initial consultation about travel abroad should occur at least six weeks before your departure to allow time for booster immunizations and assessment of any adverse reactions. The pre-travel history includes documentation of all of the places you plan to visit, the time of year for the trip, the purpose of the visit and the duration of stay. In addition, your allergy history, as well as your vaccination history and medical history should be reviewed. Current diseases, medications and allergies influence vaccine indications and contraindications. Each piece of information assists in determining the relative risks and benefits of vaccines and medicines for the trip.
- Information should be obtained about all destinations, including stopovers and side excursions, as these may require other preparations in addition to those required for the main destination stay.
- The time of year may affect the risk of acquiring infections because many infectious diseases have cycles associated with the rainy season or rising ambient temperatures.
- The duration of the trip also influences the risk of acquiring a given disease. For example, a vaccine is not routinely recommended for persons staying fewer than 30 days in endemic areas.
- Finally, you will need to know if any medicolegal certificates, such as documentation of yellow fever immunization or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, are required for entry into the country of destination.
- Routine immunizations such as tetanus and influenza should be updated. We will advise you on preventing and treating minor illnesses, travelers’ diarrhea and environmental exposures that carry a risk of infection. Some vaccines may not be covered by your health insurance; the costs of vaccines and the relative risks of travel-related illness must be kept in mind when planning for travel-related health.
Same Day Appointments For Established Patients
Same day care is primarily used to treat patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care but is not serious enough to warrant a visit to an emergency department. Same day care is provided at a medical care center outside of a hospital emergency department, usually on an unscheduled, walk-in basis.