Holy Spirit Health System’s Internal Medicine physicians expertly diagnose and treat malfunctioning systems within the body.
In the Right Hands, Questions Become Answers
At Holy Spirit, Doctors of Internal Medicine, or internists, diagnose and non-surgically treat diseases, especially of internal organs. Internists are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems. An internist can also act as your primary care physician if you so choose.
Our internists are trained in the following areas:
- Allergy and immunology — Involves diagnosing and treating allergic disorders as well as studying the body’s immune system.
- Endocrinology — The study of the endocrine glands and their hormones, often affecting diabetes.
- Gastroenterology — The study of the physiology and pathology of the stomach, intestines and related structures such as the esophagus, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
- Geriatric Medicine — The branch of medicine concerned with the problems of aging and disability, or loss of function in the elderly.
- Infectious Disease — Physicians specializing in infectious disease are concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases caused by microorganisms (bacterial, viral or fungal).
- Nephrology — The treatment of kidney conditions. Specialized services can include dialysis, kidney transplant planning and nutritional counseling for kidney disease and hypertension.
- Neurology — Deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. Includes EEG, MMG and sleep studies.
- Pulmonary Medicine — Pulmonary medicine physicians diagnose conditions and treatment of the lungs, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema and lung cancer.
- Rheumatology — Rheumatologists focus on the diagnosis and medical management of rheumatic diseases, such as arthritis.