Good health care is a major concern for families and individuals across the country. Finding a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner is not always easy. If you live in the Bronx, you may have already discovered Boulevard Medical Healthcare, the Bronx’s top primary care provider. Boulevard Medical Healthcare provides comprehensive medical services to families and individuals, as well as offering both employment and immigration physicals. Boulevard is unique, in that it is able to provide an exceptional treatment environment. Not only does it have more diagnostic equipment than most other healthcare environments, it is staffed by highly trained specialists in both family and internal medicine. Doctors who concentrate on the diagnosis, medical treatment, and care of adults.
Family Medicine versus Internal Medicine
Family medicine is a specialty that provides health care for both families and individuals. Physicians in family medicine provide medical diagnosis, treatment, and care to people of all ages, sexes, every organ system, and all diseases. The patient-doctor relationship is generally in the framework of the family. Family medicine practitioners promote good health, stress and disease prevention, and coordinate referrals when necessary. Graduates in family medicine have completed a broad range of study, including:
- Adult Medicine
- Surgery Recuperation
- Sports Medicine
- Mental Health
- Emergency Care
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Community Medicine
- Management of Health Systems
Internal medicine practitioners are trained exclusively in adult medicine. Their expertise is providing primary or critical care to older adolescents, adults, and seniors. Internists do not receive training in maternity care, and do not treat pediatric patients.
Doctors practicing internal medicine use their knowledge and expertise to diagnose, treat, and provide care for adults for primary healthcare, as well as, complex diseases. To become an internist, physicians must devote at least three years, of their seven plus years in medical school, to learning about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Many internal medicine practitioners continue to focus on general internal medicine, which includes expertise in diagnosing, and treating, both chronic and acute illnesses known to affect adults. General internists are not limited to specific types of medical problems or organ systems. They are explicitly trained in solving complex diagnostic problems for common illnesses, in rare or severe chronic diseases, or in cases where multiple illnesses may be involved. General internists are also specialist’s in disease prevention and health promotion.
Subspecialties of Internal Medicine
The majority of general medicine internists pursue additional training focusing on a specific area of internal medicine. Subspecialty training requires completion of a fellowship, usually one to three years devoted to their area of interest. Specialization training is very in depth, and extremely comprehensive. Specialists are capable of managing complicated medical problems, and perform advanced procedures.
Specialists Available at Boulevard Medical Healthcare
A major advantage of Boulevard Medical Healthcare is that we employ medical internists who are specialists in a wide range of medical conditions. No matter what health issue is causing distress in your life, the physicians at Boulevard Medical Healthcare have experience in diagnosing, and treating the condition. Medical specialists at Boulevard include the following areas:
Specialists in ophthalmology are experts at diagnosing, and treating all disorders and diseases of the eye. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who have also completed at least eight years of further medical training. Not only do ophthalmologists prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, they also perform eye surgery.
Neurologists treat illnesses that affect the nervous system, including the brain, and spinal cord. The education required to become a neurologist requires eight years of formal education, a one-year internship, and at least three years training as a neurology resident. The nervous system is complex, and may be associated with a variety of health conditions, including seizure disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, migraines, multiple sclerosis, and meningitis
Orthopedic specialists focus on musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, which includes muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Orthopedic surgeons have completed at least 13 years of medical study and training, and have passed oral and written examinations required by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Often musculoskeletal disorders can be relieved by treatment that includes medication, and prescribed exercise. Surgery may be required if treatments are unsuccessful.
Cardiologists diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases of the heart and arteries. In addition to their medical training, cardiologists have completed a three year residency in cardiology. Health conditions such as chest pains, shortness of breath, or dizziness may require the expertise of a cardiologist.
This is just a fraction of what Boulevard Medical Healthcare has to offer its patients. In addition to the above medical areas, specialists are available trained in:
Whatever your health concern, Boulevard Medical Healthcare can help. See a specialist today.