4 Reasons to Choose an Internist for Your Health Care Needs


Choosing the right primary care provider for your health care needs is an important decision. From family physicians to pediatricians, you have options. Internal medicine physicians, or internists, focus on adult medicine and provide comprehensive care for a wide range of health conditions. 

The board-certified internal medicine providers at Prima Medicine in Fairfax and South Riding, Virginia, offer comprehensive primary care for adults to help manage acute and chronic conditions.

Keep reading as we explain four reasons choosing an internist to meet your health care needs could be the right decision for you.

1. Expertise in adult medicine

Prima Medicine internists are trained medical professionals who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of adult patients. Our providers have in-depth understanding regarding the complexities and nuances associated with adult health.

As such, our providers have the skill and expertise needed to address a wide range of medical issues and conditions that most often affect adults.

From chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, or hypertension, to preventive care services, such as vaccines and health screenings, your internist has the knowledge needed to give you comprehensive and specialized care.

2. Comprehensive, whole-person care

As internists, your Prima Medicine providers are well-equipped to provide holistic and comprehensive care to you and everyone in their care. This is because our internal medicine physicians take a patient-centered approach to care. 

We know that physical health — and illnesses — don’t occur in isolation. This means we consider all factors that influence your health, including:

  • Physical health and health history
  • Mental health and mental health history
  • Emotional influences and well-being
  • Personalized risk factors
  • Lifestyle factors, such as stress, major changes, etc.

By focusing on the whole person, your Prima Medicine internist can better identify possible risk factors, make more accurate and timely diagnoses, and develop personalized treatment plans customized to meet your unique needs. 

What’s more? Our team is experienced in coordinating care across multiple specialties, which means that all of your health needs can be addressed more efficiently and effectively, so you can receive the best care possible.

3. Preventive and chronic care help

At Prima Medicine, we know that prevention is a major key to good health, and our internists excel at helping patients protect their health. As such, our team emphasizes preventive care and health maintenance.

You can expect your internist to work closely with you to identify risk factors, provide vaccinations and routine screenings, and give you personalized guidance on lifestyle choices that affect your overall health. 

By having regular checkups with an internist, we can detect potential health problems at the earliest stage possible. This means having time for early intervention and treatment, so you can enjoy better outcomes.

With our knowledge of evidence-based preventive measures, our internists at Prima Medicine help you take control of your health to reduce your risk of developing chronic conditions. If one does develop, your provider monitors your health and makes sure you’re connected with specialists as needed.

4. Long-term, continuous care

Building a long-term relationship with your primary care provider is one of the best ways for you to manage your health. Because internal medicine physicians are dedicated to establishing continuity of care, they can help ensure you get continuous, long-term care over extended periods. 

Your Prima Medicine internal medicine physician understands your medical history, personal health goals, and preferences as well as your family history and other relevant details. As a result, your internist can develop a deep understanding of your health needs. 

This knowledge, in turn, can allow your internal medicine provider to deliver personalized care and make informed decisions about your treatment options, so you can enjoy the best health possible for years to come.

To learn more about choosing an internist for your health care needs, book an appointment online or over the phone with Prima Medicine today.

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