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Internal Medicine

What Is Internal Medicine?


The American College of Physicians (ACP) describes internal medicine as “a discipline focused on the care of adults that uses the best medical science available through thoughtful and meaningful doctor-patient relationships.” General internists are equipped to handle the broad spectrum of illnesses that affect adults. 

They are recognized as experts in:

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment of chronic illness

  • Health promotion 

  • Disease prevention

Internal medicine physicians are not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system. Rather, these physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.

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How can Internal Medicine help you? 

Internal medicine physicians (also referred to as “internists”) can practice in various settings, from hospitals to private facilities. These types of physicians focus on building strong doctor-patient relationships to assess their patients’ health over time. They can act as primary care physicians in some cases, but they can also be called on to diagnose and treat problematic or unknown illnesses.


If you are suffering from a chronic illness or unknown symptoms, our internal medicine physicians at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates can build a treatment plan that addresses your physical needs. You can visit our Port Orange facility for a consultation and learn more about our medical services. 

What Conditions Can Internists Treat?


As mentioned, internal medicine physicians often serve as primary care physicians who can treat common illnesses and chronic conditions. In addition, they can diagnose more obscure conditions that other specialists or doctors might not be able to. 

For example, internists can treat: 

  • Heart disease

  • Allergies

  • Hypertension

  • High cholesterol

  • Arthritis

  • Diabetes

  • Gastrointestinal problems, including acid reflux and ulcers

  • Obesity and other weight issues

  • Men’s sexual health, including erectile dysfunction

  • Chronic lung disease, such as chronic bronchitis or asthma

  • Urinary incontinence and related problems, including urinary tract infections (UTIs) and kidney stones

This is not a complete list of conditions that internists treat. In fact, some specialists may call on an internal medicine physician to review their patient’s symptoms to help them diagnose a health issue. 

If you or a loved one is suffering from a chronic condition that requires more specialized care, an internal medicine physician from our facility can examine your health and determine which therapies may be suitable for treatment. 

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Benefits of Internal Medicine Include an Improved Doctor-Patient Relationship


Internal medicine can shape the way a physician interacts with their patients, as it offers a more compassionate approach to treating illnesses. Some key benefits to seeing an internist include:

  • They take care to have effective communication: One of the key principles for internal medicine physicians is establishing a strong relationship with their patients. This allows people to trust their physicians and be more upfront about the symptoms they’re experiencing, concerns they have, and any medical history that might not be mentioned in their file. 

  • They give precise diagnoses: Internal medicine physicians can treat various types of illnesses as general internists, but many specialize in specific areas of medicine so they can treat diseases in that field. If necessary, internists can also recognize diseases and refer patients to other specialists to ensure they receive the treatment they need. 

  • They provide preventative care: Beyond diagnosing chronic illnesses and obscure diseases, internists also focus on improving patients’ overall wellness. They can offer treatments to improve patients’ physical health and build regimens to alter patients’ lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise.

  • They offer whole-body treatment: Getting help from our team is more than just taking medications and following a treatment plan. We aim to treat each aspect of your life, from your physical needs to your emotional needs. Nutritional counseling and exercise plans are just some of the services we offer to ensure your well-being. 

Our facility specializes in anti-aging and regenerative medicine for both men and women, among other subareas of medicine. You can learn more about our medical services during your first appointment once we understand what kind of treatment may be necessary for your condition.

Our Facility Also Offers Other Anti-Aging and Regenerative Treatments

Our facility offers treatment to men and women from all sorts of backgrounds. While many of our patients come in for anti-aging medicine therapies, we also help people who have suffered musculoskeletal injuries, frequently experience stress and other mood imbalances, and simply want to improve their appearance in general. 

The following is a list of all the treatment services we offer at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates:

  • Chiropractic medicine

  • Focal Shock Wave Therapy

  • Neuro-musculoskeletal optimization

  • Posture optimization

  • Joint mobilization

  • Joint manipulation

  • Physiotherapy

  • Therapeutic ultrasound

  • Taping, cupping, and Graston Technique

  • Pain management

  • Internal medicine

  • Female hormone dysregulation

  • Facial aesthetics

  • General wellness

  • Non-surgical facial rejuvenation

  • Stem Cells

  • Anti-aging for men and women

  • Hormone replacement therapy

  • Andropause therapy

  • Perimenopause and menopause therapy

  • Thyroid disorder treatment

  • Disease prevention

Before you receive any treatment, we will perform a physical exam and bloodwork to confirm the treatment option you’re interested in is suitable for you or if you should use a different treatment method for your symptoms.

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