Internal Medicine in Duluth
Primary care for adults ages 18+
Establishing care with an internal medicine doctor, physician assistant or nurse practitioner is a great way to manage your health if you’re an adult over the age of 18. As your primary care provider, they will help you address health issues, set goals and stay healthy long term.
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What is internal medicine?
Internal medicine is a type of primary care where providers offer comprehensive care to adults ages 18+. These providers, also called internists, are especially equipped for treating people with chronic medical conditions or complex health issues. However, they can serve as a primary care provider for healthy individuals with minimal issues as well.
When do I see my internal medicine provider?
You can see them whenever you need to! Often, people see their internal medicine provider at least once a year for an annual physical or check-up. This is a great strategy for staying up to date with immunizations and preventive screenings. Plus, they can help manage your medications and chronic issues like diabetes.
- Aches and pains (i.e., neck, back, leg, arm, wrist)
- Bladder infection
- Eye stye (sty)
- High blood pressure
- Insomnia/sleep issue
- Mental health
- Pink eye
- Strep throat
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Your internal medicine provider will know your health history best. Many times, they will be able to get you in for a same-day appointment or connect with you through a virtual visit.
What if my health concern is immediate?
Whenever possible, seeing your internal medicine provider should be your first step for conditions that are not life-threatening. However, if you are unable to see them and you need immediate care, St. Luke’s offers convenient, immediate care at multiple locations.
What if I need to see a specialist?
Some specialists require a referral, and some do not. Your internal medicine provider can answer any questions you may have about seeing a specialist and provide a referral if needed.
Where is internal medicine offered?
We offer internal medicine in Duluth at St. Luke's Internal Medicine Associates.
How do I choose an internal medicine provider?
Finding the right provider for you is important. It's a personal relationship where you’ll share your life and health story. To get to know all our providers, look through their profiles and bios!