Primary Care

ABOUT FAMILY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALISTS

A family or internal medicine physician is your main doctor and the one who coordinates health care for you and your family. Family and internal medicine physicians are very similar because they are the type of doctor to call if you or a family member needs care for a common illness or injury, or if you need a referral for specialized care. The family doctor specializes in treating children and older adults, as well as adults in general.

Family and internal medicine specialists treat patients in a holistic way. They build a long relationship with you and your family and track your overall health over many years. They get to know you in order to take good care of you. Your family doctor or internist understands your medical history, your needs, and the best way to help you when you have a short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic) illness.

Make your appointment today to experience comprehensive primary care. Come visit our internal medicine clinic to get the care you need in the safe and reassuring hands of the best internal medicine doctors in Brooklyn and Staten Island

WE ACCEPT MEDICAID, MEDICARE, HMOS AND MOST OTHER INSURANCES.

Doral’s family and internal medicine physicians keep up to date on treating patients of all ages by understanding the human body, learning about all types of diseases, following medical research, and reading about ways to keep children, adults and older adults as healthy as possible. They also know when to refer you to a specialist in a particular area. You can keep track of all your appointments through our on-line tracking system.

FAMILY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALISTS DIAGNOSE AND TREAT THESE CONDITIONS (AND OTHERS):

  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bone and joint pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest pain
  • Colds and sore throats
  • Common eye and ear problems
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive discomfort
  • Flu
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Infections
  • Injuries (sprains and strains)
  • Migraine headaches
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sinus infection
  • Skin problems
  • Substance abuse

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU SEE A FAMILY MEDICINE OR INTERNAL MEDICINE DOCTOR:

Your family medicine or internal medicine doctor is the “gatekeeper” of your medical care. (Some insurance companies require a family medicine or internal medicine doctor to oversee your care.) This type of doctor handles many of your and your family’s medical and health needs. Your family/internal medicine doctor treats illnesses and injuries, and also helps you stay healthy and prevent illness. When your medical care requires a specialist, your family/internal medicine doctor will help diagnose your illness and then refer you to the type of specialist who can take care of your particular problem. Here are a few examples:

SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Annual physicals/checkups for all family members
  • Cancer screening
  • Checkup and clearance before an operation
  • Diabetes management
  • Immigration exam
  • Infusion therapy
  • Medical screening
  • Prevention
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Testing for strep, flu, contagious illnesses
  • Treatment for common illnesses and injuries
  • School and sports exams
  • Vaccinations for children
  • Wellness education

YOUR DOCTOR’S QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A family medicine or internal medicine specialist has the following education and credentials:

    • Medical school, followed by several years of training under experienced doctors
    • Qualifications for a license to practice medicine in New York State
    • Optional board certification in family medicine and/or internal medicine

DORAL HEALTH & WELLNESS CARES ABOUT YOU

At Doral Health & Wellness, we are proud of our commitment to the Brooklyn and Staten Island Community to provide integrated, interdisciplinary health services in a progressive medical facility dedicated to the health and well-being of our patients. We partner with insurance companies, managed care organizations and hospitals in the area in order to treat our patients with the highest level of care and respect.