The internal medicine physicians at Touro University Medical Group, which is located in Stockton, California, offer a comprehensive suite of internal medicine services to both men and women, including diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease, liver disease, autoimmune disease, neuropathy, and arthritis. To request your internal medicine appointment, call our office or request an appointment online today.
Internal medicine is a branch of health care that works to diagnose, treat, and prevent both acute and chronic diseases in adults. Internal medicine physicians, like those at Touro University Medical Group, complete a four-year medical school degree followed by a three-year residency in internal medicine.
In addition to preventing and treating disease, internal medicine focuses on improving your health and quality of life. Your doctor can provide you with tips and insights to lose weight, improve your energy levels, and get better sleep.
At Touro University Medical Group, patients can access a variety of internal medicine services, including diagnosis and treatment of:
Chronic kidney disease, or chronic kidney failure, is an umbrella term used to describe the loss of kidney function. Two of the most common causes of chronic kidney disease are high blood pressure and unmanaged diabetes.
Liver disease is an umbrella term that refers to any condition that damages the liver or prevents it from functioning at full capacity. Sometimes, liver disease occurs as a result of genetics. Other times, it’s a result of alcohol use or prescription medications.
Autoimmune diseases are a group of diseases that cause your body’s immune system to attack your body. There are several types of autoimmune diseases, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, and vasculitis.
Neuropathy refers to permanent nerve damage. If you have neuropathy, you’re also at an increased risk of suffering cuts, wounds, and slow-healing ulcers. Unmanaged diabetes and alcoholism are two of the most common causes of neuropathy.
Arthritis is a group of chronic diseases characterized by pain and swelling in the joints. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, posttraumatic arthritis, and gout. While there’s no cure for arthritis, proper treatment can ease pain and improve mobility.
Our caring providers at Touro University Medical Group recommend all adults participate in an internal medicine appointment at least once every year.
Many chronic conditions, such as arthritis and diabetes, don’t present obvious symptoms in their early stages. Internal medicine works to pinpoint these issues in the earliest possible stages to prevent more serious problems later on.
Internal medicine also allows you to ask questions about your health and build a relationship with your doctor. Our team at Touro University Medical Group also includes other specialists who work closely with the internal medicine physicians in order to provide well-rounded care for all of their patients.
To request your internal medicine appointment at Touro University Medical Group, call our office or use the online booking feature today.