The Penn State Health Approach to Internal Medicine
The general internal medicine doctors at Penn State Health specializes in your wellness. We help you stay healthy throughout all stages of your life - from young adulthood through the retirement years. Our internal medicine doctors help keep you well and treat you when you are sick. We specialize in preventive care, acute health concerns and chronic disease management like high blood pressure and diabetes. We get to know your health history, your lifestyle and health goals. We partner with you to help keep you well and feel your best.
If you need to see a specialist, we help coordinate your care. That means, you have access to all the expertise and resources throughout our nationally recognized health system. We also coordinate care if you need to be hospitalized and in rehabilitation centers or skilled nursing facilities after hospitalization.
In addition to these primary care services, we also have dedicated clinics to serve our patients in need of addiction care, women’s health and contraceptive care, joint injections and other procedures, behavioral health, and medical consultation.
As a primary care practice at an academic medical center, one of our primary goals is to train the next generation of primary care health care professionals. Our nationally known educators are proudly teaching internal medicine residents, medical students and other health professional students to provide compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered care. We are equally committed to improving access to care for all populations and eliminating healthcare disparities.
Complete Care for a Full Range of Health Conditions
Whether you need routine care or more advanced care to manage ongoing conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or arthritis, we’re here for you. Our goal is to make staying healthy a little easier. We offer regular checkups and immunizations and recommend age-specific screenings and health guidance to keep you feeling good at every stage of your life.
If you need to see a specialist such as a podiatrist or cardiologist, we help coordinate care to provide a seamless experience. We work as a team with other experts to help you feel your best. We also work with experts in mental health services, rehabilitation, nutrition and other areas of health. We provide personal, whole-person care focused on your good health.
Support groups provide an opportunity to share your feelings and connect with other patients and caregivers who are experiencing similar struggles.
Experts in Care
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Why Choose Penn State Health for Internal Medicine
Our team of more than 50 doctors provides care in the hospital and at our two clinics, where we have more than 30,000 visits annually. We offer trusted care delivered by an experienced team.
Nationally Recognized Care
Penn State Health provides leading-edge, patient-centered care. You get comprehensive, coordinated care from a team you can trust. We’re known for:
- Our nationally recognized experts - many of whom are consistently listed among the Best Doctors® in America and America’s Top Doctors®
- Comprehensive care for adults, from screenings and preventive care to expert treatment for chronic illnesses and conditions that need attention right away
- Our skilled, experienced doctors who see patients at our clinics, in the hospital, and in rehabilitation or skilled nursing facilities after hospitalization
- Specialized services, such as our Geriatric Consult clinic and our Procedures clinic that offers steroid injections for joint pain, removal of benign lesions, and treatment of superficial abscesses or cysts
Expert, Team-Based Care Designed for You
Our internal medicine doctors specialize in adult primary care, including older adults. If you work with other specialists, we help manage care to ensure you have the care and support you need.
We work together with specialists in eye and vision care, cardiovascular health, orthopaedics, lung care, urology, dermatology and other medical specialties. You have access to all the expertise and services only available at an academic medical center like ours.
Internal Medicine Research and Clinical Trials
Internal medicine specialists at Penn State Health are helping solve some of the most pressing health problems in the communities we serve. Our team is researching integrative medicine, geriatric care, patient education and safety, dementia, palliative and end-of-life care, and many other areas of health. Learn more about our clinical trials.
Related Services and Treatments
- Age-specific screening guidance
- Allergy and immunology
- Chronic disease management
- Ear, nose and throat
- Geriatrics consult clinic
- Hospital care (hospitalist services)
- Medicare annual wellness visits
- Mental health and psychiatry
- OB-GYN and Women’s Services
- Palliative care
- Post-acute care
- Prescription management
- Radiology and imaging
- Referrals to specialists
- Rehabilitation and therapy services
- Routine checkups and screenings
- School, sports and work physicals
- Smoking cessation
- Urgent care
- Vaccines and travel immunizations
- Well-child visits
- Allergies and asthma
- Back pain
- Benign skin lesions
- Colds, flu and fever
- High cholesterol
- Minor cuts
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Prevention guidance
- Sinus infections
- Sore throat
- Superficial abscesses or cysts
- Thyroid disease
- Urinary tract infections
- Upper respiratory infections
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