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General Internal Medicine

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A general internal medicine physician is a frontline primary care provider, offering you and your family a full-range of care.

At USF Health, our internists provide comprehensive care for both disease prevention and health promotion across your lifetime. And, because they are part of USF Health, they can also provide you with easier access to a range of specialists, giving you greater continuity in your care. The result is more customized care and healthier patients.  

Locations for Internal Medicine

Our Internal Medicine physicians will give you a medical home for the rest of your life– in fact, we are recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

From regular health examinations to targeted disease diagnostics and treatment, our providers offer a full-range of care for  adults. We also have providers with additional training in the following areas:

Allergies

With special training in treating allergies, our internal medicine physicians offer complete evaluation and treatment services for patients, as well as education for effective self-management of allergies. Our goal is to enable our patients to live active lives by managing the symptoms related to allergies, so they miss less work and school and avoid hospitalizations.

Diabetes

Our internal medicine physicians have additional training in diabetes. We are able to provide patients with taking active steps toward preventing diabetes, as well as successful management. As an academic medical center and a leader in in diabetes care, USF Health offers patients the most advanced diagnostic tools and treatments available. 

The USF Health Diabetes and Endocrinology Center one of only twenty TrialNet Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Centers worldwide, engaging in innovative and important research in Type 1 Diabetes Prevention. Our Center offers the most cutting edge research opportunities to our patients and their families including screening, prevention, intervention and device studies for type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients as well as endocrine disorder studies.

Endocrinology

Our Internal medicine physicians at USF Health specialize in the care of endocrine diseases, as well as their related complications. The endocrine system is comprised of glands that produce hormones throughout the body and affect a variety of essential bodily functions, including regulating metabolism and facilitating reproduction. The most common endocrine disorders are diabetes and thyroid disorders, but we also care for patients with a range of other endocrine conditions. If a patient needs further evaluation and management tools for Diabetes, we refer our patients to USF Health Diabetes and Endocrinology Center.

Memory Assessments

As we age, it’s important to stay mentally engaged with the world around us. This is a healthy way to avoid the onset of Alzheimer's disease.  At USF Health, our internal medicine physicians provide memory screenings that can help patients determine whether they should seek further evaluation.  We refer our patients to USF Health's Byrd Alzheimer's Institute in these cases. 

Osteoporosis

It is estimated that there is an osteoporotic fracture every three seconds. As we age, bones become porous and the density and quality of bone reduces. The health care providers at USF Health have recommendations for prevention of osteoporosis and care for patients facing the disease.

Senior Health/Geriatrics

As we age, our health care needs can become more complicated as we attempt to manage more than one chronic condition. USF Health’s internal medicine physicians have special training in the care of older adults, geriatrics, and senior health. We can provide patients with customized care that specifically addresses the health concerns we face as we age.  If you are diagnosed with Alzheimers through our memory assessments and are in need of further care, we refer our patients to USF Health's Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

Sports Medicine

Whether you are a novice or a pro, to stay active in your favorite sport you may need an expert in sports medicine or musculoskeletal medicine. Our USF Health internal medicine physicians have additional training in diagnosing and treating many health concerns involving bones, joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, cartilage, spine, and extremities. We refer our patients, as needed to USF Health's Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine for evaluation and further treatment.


The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has been selected as a site for a clinical trial testing the Moderna mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to less than 11 years.

To view article and learn about eligibility click here.  

Clinical Trials for Alzheimer Disease

Join our clinical trial, Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training (PACT). Call (813) 974-6703 or visit www.pactstudy.org to find out more.


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