Internal Medicine

Gastro Center of Maryland -  - Gastroenterologist

Gastro Center of Maryland

Gastroenterologists located in Columbia, MD

If you’re looking for an expert team who can manage both your simple and complex health needs, help is available at the Gastro Center of Maryland, with offices in Columbia, Olney, and Annapolis, Maryland. At the practice, Dr. Pia Prakash, Dr. Josh Rosenbloom, Dr. Eduardo Castillo, and Dr. Dado Xu have special training and expertise in internal medicine, providing you with the care and attention you need to maintain good health. To find out more about internal medicine and how it can help you with your needs, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Internal Medicine Q&A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on preventing disease and maintaining your health and wellness through primary care services. Internists, or internal medicine physicians, have years of medical training and experience to diagnose and treat all kinds of health problems and concerns that affect adults.

Internal medicine physicians use the latest advancements to provide their patients with the best care. While they can diagnose and treat disease, they can also help you with any general health needs and make recommendations, such as eating a balanced diet and getting more exercise, to prevent serious health outcomes. 

The Gastro Center of Maryland team works hard to make sure all of your health needs are taken care of, whether they’re simple or complex. 

What does internal medicine include?

Internal medicine includes primary care services for adults. At the Gastro Center of Maryland, these services may include: 

 

Physical exams

Physical exams are vital for maintaining excellent health. At the Gastro Center of Maryland, the team performs regular physical exams to evaluate your overall health and wellness. 

 

Health screenings

The team may perform health screenings to check for any potential health issues. By participating in routine health screenings, you might be able to delay or prevent chronic disease.

 

Sick visits

Internal medicine also includes sick visits. If you become ill, the team can help you manage your symptoms and recommend treatments to help you feel better. 

 

Preventive care

Preventive care assesses your health risks for certain conditions. At the Gastro Center of Maryland, the team helps you create a wellness plan to reduce your risk of disease. 

 

What happens at an internal medicine visit?

When you visit the Gastro Center of Maryland for internal medicine, the team can cover a wide range of conditions, from common medical problems like headaches to specialized diseases. They have the expertise to find out the cause of your symptoms and treat a combination of different issues.

The team may use their experience in a variety of specialties, including: 

  • Infectious diseases
  • Endocrinology 
  • Neurology and psychiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Lifestyle medicine
  • Geriatrics

These are just some specialties that the team may use to diagnose your condition, but there is much more. 

To find out more about the field of internal medicine and how it can benefit you, call the Gastro Center of Maryland or book an appointment online today.