What is Internal Medicine?

Internal Medicine is the practice of adult primary care medicine. An internist is trained in depth in assessing and managing a wide spectrum of adult medical conditions. Examples of the problems we commonly manage include hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, asthma, emphysema, thyroid conditions, headaches, musculoskeletal pain, depression, anxiety, infections, minor injuries, and others. We often will be the first stop for one of our patients with a new medical problem. If the complexities of the problem or the skills needed to manage it are outside our training, then we will refer a patient to the appropriate specialist. We generally do not see people under 18 years of age, do not do surgery, and do not practice obstetrics.

Our goal is to provide high-quality medical care for our patients, acting as their primary care physician. We try to be informative to our patients, try to practice cost-efficient medicine, and try to practice evidence-based medicine, which means relying on the best available medical studies and data to make decisions about diagnostic testing and treatment.

ABIM-Logo-1444x434Our physicians Are Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Both Dr. Husman Khan and Dr. Khalil Khan are board certified in Internal Medicine.

 

Geriatric Medicine

In addition, Dr. Husman Khan is Certified the Subspecialty of Geriatric Medicine.  An Internist who has special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly. This specialist cares for geriatric patients in the patient’s home, the office, long-term care settings such as nursing homes and the hospital.  Read more here about the Geriatric Mediciine subspeciaty.