Depending on your age and health status, your internal medicine physician may request that you provide a blood or urine sample at the time of your visit.
Your physician will have these samples drawn by an expert technician, who will then send these samples to a certified laboratory facility to be analyzed. Some testing, including hemoglobin A1C values (for diabetes management and detection) and urine samples can be done within a few minutes during your visit with your provider. This is known as point of care (POC) testing.
Some blood samples, such as cholesterol and sugar testing, should be obtained in a fasting state (no food eight hours prior to the blood work). Much of the other routine testing can be done at any time of the day during normal clinic hours of operation.
Many internal medicine physicians follow guidelines for testing for preventive health based on recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
The following list highlights some chronic conditions treated by your internist and the tests administered to monitor those conditions.
To make an appointment, call the location where you'd like to be seen.
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