Internal medicine is the field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of adult diseases. Physicians who practice in this field are known as internists, and have received comprehensive training that covers all the subspecialties of internal medicine. This training provides them with a variety of knowledge and experience, and means they are able to treat and care for patients who have a wide range of medical needs. Unlike some physicians, internists are not limited to certain parts of the body or certain illnesses, and they can handle patients with simple or complex health issues. They are considered experts in diagnosing rare or puzzling diseases and, oftentimes, other physicians consult with an internist when help is needed on a tough case. In terms of primary care, an internist is a great option for any adult who is juggling complex or chronic diseases, or who needs coordinated treatment and care for multiple health issues.
At BASS Medical Group, our board-certified internists provide high-quality care to patients all across the greater Bay Area. Our physicians have a diverse range of experiences and interests, and some choose to focus on areas such as geriatrics, bariatrics, sports medicine, or sleep medicine. While they may differ in the services that they offer, each is focused on building strong patient-physician relationships.
Our internists understand that listening to the needs of their patients is the key to building successful partnerships, and they will work with you to create a unique health care plan that is tailored to your individual lifestyle and condition. They take a multi-disciplinary approach, and combine different modalities, therapies, and practices to ensure their patients are getting the best care. Emphasis is placed on preventative medicine and healthy lifestyle choices, including healthy nutrition, regular exercise, and enough sleep.
Our internists are qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage a variety of conditions such as:
- Allergy and Immunology – a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine
- Acute illnesses including viruses, infections, and rashes
- Chronic illnesses, including hypertension, asthma, diabetes, arthritis
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Back pain
- Sleep disorders
- Mental disorders including depression and anxiety
They also offer services such as:
- Annual physical examinations
- Preventive health consultations
- Immigration and naturalization physicals
- Travel medicine and vaccinations
Whether it’s your first time or an annual visit, our physicians are prepared to offer individualize care and provide you with a wide range of options when it comes to your health. Rest assured knowing that at every appointment, they will patiently answer any questions you may have so that you are making informed decisions every step of the way. Various therapies, lifestyle changes, holistic approaches, prescriptions, injections, and minor procedures are among the many treatments and techniques our internists integrate into their practices. If they believe a referral to a specialist is necessary, they will gladly make suggestions and help to coordinate your care.
While each of our internists is exceptionally qualified, we encourage you to browse our directory to see which one might align with what you are looking for in a physician.