The goal of an internist (internal medicine physician) is to detect and treat diseases in their earliest stages before major problems develop. This is accomplished by designing a highly individualized plan for each patient based on their personal and family medical history, lifestyle, and overall health condition.
At Sentinel Health Partners, our internal medicine doctors go deep into your medical history and perform a detailed physical examination along with comprehensive blood work and laboratory testing.
Examples of conditions treated by an internal medicine physician include upper respiratory conditions, chest pain, heart problems, gastrointestinal problems, skin conditions, diabetes (type 1 or 2), hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, and depression.
Other common conditions include:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
Learn more about internal medicine in our patient education library.
At Sentinel Health Partners, internal medicine doctors treat acute and chronic illnesses, administer immunizations for the flu, give hyalgan injections for osteoarthritis of the knee, and order diagnostic tests such as blood work and lab tests, X-rays, stress tests, ultrasounds, bone density testing, and more to help diagnose illness.
During your annual physical exam, your doctor will discuss your overall health and wellness. He or she may ask questions about your weight, stress level, sleep quality, heart health, and risk factors for disease. You should see an internist if any of these conditions run in your family:
- Autoimmune Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Hearing Loss and/or Vision Loss
- Heart Disease
- Peripheral Artery Disease
- Thyroid Disease
- And any other heredity conditions
Internal Medicine Locations
Our internal medicine doctors are available in each of our four centrally located Kershaw County, South Carolina offices. To schedule your appointment, please call the office most convenient for you: