Internal Medicine

Compassionate Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Downtown, Syracuse, NY & North, Syracuse, NY

Internal medicine physicians serve as primary care providers for the patients they serve. These doctors diagnose and treat the full range of health concerns people face from young adulthood through their senior years. At Compassionate Family Medicine, adults can receive outstanding medical care at any of the practice’s four offices in New York, located in Downtown Syracuse, North Syracuse, Baldwinsville, and Lyncourt. Whether you need an annual exam, chronic disease management, or a sick visit, call one of the offices.

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health problems in adults. The internal medicine physicians at Compassionate Family Medicine serve as your primary care providers, making them who you contact for all your health concerns, from everyday illnesses to chronic health conditions.

These are only a few examples of the conditions Compassionate Family Medicine internists treat:

  • Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic pain
  • Lupus
  • Work-related illness and injuries
  • Throat infections
  • Bronchitis/pneumonia
  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Skin conditions
  • Thyroid disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The internal medicine doctors at Compassionate Family Medicine look forward to creating a long-term relationship with each patient. 

What internal medicine services are available?

Compassionate Family Medicine has recognition from the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a certified Patient-Centered Medical Home. As a medical home, they meet the majority of each patient’s physical and mental health needs, providing comprehensive care from a team of providers that includes their internal medicine physicians.

These are a few examples of the services you can receive:

  • Annual wellness exam
  • Women’s health exam
  • Men’s health exam
  • Senior care
  • Acute illness diagnosis and treatment
  • Health screening
  • Adult immunizations
  • Chronic disease management
  • Weight loss management
  • Employment physicals
  • DOT exams
  • Immigration exams
  • Addiction treatment

Whether you need help to stop smoking or you suffered a minor injury that requires immediate attention, the internists at Compassionate Family Medicine have the experience and training to provide you with the care you need. They also refer to specialists when needed and continue to coordinate your care while you’re in the hospital, a long-term care facility, or you need home care.

How do annual exams prevent chronic disease?

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease develop over many years of lifestyle problems such as an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and gaining weight. As the health problem slowly progresses, you have a window of time when you can prevent it from becoming a full-blown chronic disease.

You can only prevent the disease when you know it exists, however, which is a problem because most chronic diseases don’t cause symptoms until they reach an advanced stage. When you get annual preventive exams, your internal medicine provider screens for problems. In most cases, they detect the signs early enough to reverse the problem and prevent disease.

To schedule an appointment with an internist, call Compassionate Family Medicine.