The internists at UofL Physicians handle the broad and comprehensive spectrum of illnesses that affect adults. We are recognized as experts in the diagnosis, treatment of chronic illnesses and in health promotion and disease prevention. Internists are the “doctor’s doctor” because we are often called upon to serve as consultants to other physicians to help solve baffling diagnostic problems.
Our internists act as primary care physicians and are equipped to deal with whatever problem an adult patient brings— no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex. We have expertise in wellness care (disease prevention and the promotion of health), women’s health, substance use, mental health, as well as common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.
UofL Physicians – Internal Medicine takes pride in caring for their patients for the duration of life — in the office or clinic, during hospitalization and intensive care, and in nursing homes. When other specialists, such as surgeons or obstetricians are involved we coordinate our patient's care and manage any and all medical problems associated with that care.
Diseases and conditions
As specialists in adult care, we have the skills and knowledge to help you deal with a wide range of illnesses and health issues.
Common conditions we treat include:
- General medical exams
- High cholesterol
- Abdominal pain
- Management of blood thinners
- Routine gynecologic exams
- Chest pain
- Lower back pain
- Heart disease
- Pain in an extremity
- Coughs and other respiratory illnesses
- Urinary tract infection
- Vaccinations, including flu shots
- Acute upper-respiratory infection
- Malaise and fatigue
- COPD (emphysema)
Treatments and services
We offer a full range of treatments and services for all common ailments and conditions in adults. Our patients have easy access to other UofL Physicians specialists including neurology, psychiatry, cardiology, kidney health, gastroenterology and surgery. The X-ray room, lab and pharmacy are in the same location so our patients can have all their healthcare needs met in one building.
Our services include:
- Preventative healthcare
- Medication for common ailments and conditions
- Screenings (blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, etc.)
- Women’s health
- Chronic care
- Genetic testing
- End-of-life care