The physicians of Internal Medicine Specialists are strong advocates of preventive health care, and follow the latest recommendations for disease prevention and health maintenance.
Our priorities include detecting and modifying risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol before they lead to serious illness, promoting the early detection of breast, colon, and prostate cancers, and providing our patients with personalized instruction and guidance in life long “health maintenance.” We have a working relationship with registered dieticians to help our patients formulate a plan for healthy eating and appropriate exercise that is individualized for each person’s needs.
In addition to performing routine laboratory and radiological testing and EKG’s (electrocardiograms), we also offer more sophisticated diagnostic studies such as bone density studies (DEXA), spirometry, ultrasounds, and stress tests (GXT’s) within the privacy and convenience of our office. After your laboratory testing is completed and reviewed by your physician, you may retrieve your results 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by enrolling in our secure portal. Please call our office today to set up your portal access. Should any test results be of a critical nature, you will be contacted directly by your physician or physician’s assistant.
We employ triage nurses to help ensure your medical issues are handled in a timely manner. Existing patients that have medical questions or concerns may call our office at (205) 877-2761 and select “Option 5” to speak with a triage nurse directly.
Our physicians do not admit to the hospital but utilize Hospitalists. Because of our practice location, we have a good working relationship with physicians at Brookwood Medical Center, but also maintain working relationships with physicians at other hospitals throughout the Birmingham area.