Sometimes, our health reaches a point where basic preventive care is no longer enough to help you live a healthy, happy life. For adults in need of specialized primary care that focuses on treating adult illnesses, diseases, and chronic conditions, internal medicine is often a more suitable choice than a family practitioner.

At Premier Medical Associates, we understand how health needs can evolve and change with time. Our internal medicine practitioners will work with you to realize a comprehensive overview of your individual goals, habits, medications, and more. We place special focus on preventive care, health screenings, treatment and management of diseases and chronic conditions as part of a personalized plan. If you need an internal medicine physician, schedule an appointment with us and get started today.

Premier Medical Associates, an affiliate of the Allegheny Health Network, is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Internal medicine services are available to our patients at our One Monroeville Center and North Versailles offices.

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FAQs on Internal Medicine:

How Is Internal Medicine Different From Family Practice?

The differences between these two branches of medicine may seem minimal, since the majority of patients both for internists and family practitioners are adults. However, these two types of doctors go through different types of training (and family member doctors often see patients of all ages). 

Through their training, an internist has chosen to focus specifically on a range of sciences that allows them to care for adult patients, including ophthalmology, psychiatry, rheumatology, and endocrinology. So if you are an adult who wants comprehensive care from one doctor, internal medicine may be the right choice for you.

What Are Some Of My Health Risks As An Adult?

As our bodies age, we become more vulnerable to certain types of conditions and diseases. Some of the most common risks and age-related ailments are:

  • Deteriorating eyesight (degeneration, cataracts, etc)
  • Hearing loss
  • Chronic migraines
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer, especially chronic lymphocytic leukemia

What Will An Internal Medicine Doctor Do For Me? What Should I Expect From A Visit With Your Team?

A doctor specializing in internal medicine can provide care on a wide variety of fronts. As your practitioner, your internist will help you to develop a unique, comprehensive care plan that works for you on every level. 

Premier Medical Associates, an affiliate of the Allegheny Health Network, is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Our internal medicine doctors will work with patients and focus on the unique blend of preventive care, health screenings, treatment, and management of diseases and chronic conditions needed to improve their quality of life. From accurate diagnoses to an individualized treatment plan, your doctor will work with you every step of the way.

Internal medicine services are available to our patients at our One Monroeville Center and North Versailles offices.