Did you know that regularly seeing a primary care provider can add years to your life – and improve the quality of your life? For the vast majority of American adults dealing with chronic medical issues, such as high blood pressure, obesity, or diabetes, regular PCP appointments can make all the difference when it comes to your overall health and well-being.
The internal medicine providers at Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis (CMPM) are general practitioners who diagnose, treat, and help prevent a wide range of medical conditions that affect adults.
Why Visit an Internist?
Your CMPM internal medicine provider is trained and experienced in caring for patients across a wide spectrum of illnesses, injuries, and diseases. Your internist also prioritizes preventive care and patient education. So, in addition to a physical exam and treating health problems as they arise, you can expect to spend more time talking with your internist, who will answer your questions and make recommendations for lifestyle changes and other factors within your control that may have a dramatic influence on your health.
All adults should visit their internist at least once a year. This allows your provider to get to know you over time – making it easier to identify the earliest signs of illness or disease, when they can usually be most successfully treated.
Acute & Chronic Conditions Internists Diagnose & Treat
The primary care internists at CMPM can help with a large variety of acute medical conditions and illnesses, as well as help with chronic disease management.
Conditions we can treat or help you manage include:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cold, flu
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Headaches, migraines
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Minor lacerations, burns, wound care
- Mononucleosis (“mono”)
- Pink eye
- Sinus infections
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Skin disorders
- Sore throat
- Sprains and strains
- Strep throat
- Thyroid disorders
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Weight management
Preventive Screenings & Immunizations
Preventing health problems is almost always easier – and more successful – than treating an illness or condition once it’s taken ahold of your body.
Your CMPM internal medicine provider takes a special interest in optimizing your health and well-being not just today, but well into the future, too. Get the expert healthcare guidance you need and discover what you can be doing right now at home to improve your health. This may include tips on how to best control chronic medical conditions as well as recommendations or referrals to help you make healthy lifestyle changes like quitting smoking or maintaining a healthy weight.
A large part of any preventive healthcare routine are regular physical exams with your internist. This will include monitoring of your vital signs, such as blood pressure and heart rate, and regular screenings such as blood work that can identify the earliest signs of a possible disorder. Additional tests or screenings may be ordered, depending on your age, health, and medical history.
Certain vaccines may be able to be administered during your visit, depending on your needs. For example, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all people over the age of 6 months receive an annual flu vaccine. Depending on your age and risk factors, you may also be advised to receive vaccines for pneumonia, hepatitis, shingles, and more.
Internal Medicine Providers
- DrakeGrisham-DicksonMSN, FNP
Make sure you’re getting the high-quality general medical care you deserve – and reduce your risk of disease and illness with regular visits to a Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis internal medicine provider. Call your CMPM provider’s office for more information or to schedule your visit. You can find their phone number by clicking their name above or by visiting the CMPM Make an Appointment page.