Internal Medicine Specialist

Gulf Club Medicine

Primary Care located in Isla Del Sol Shoppers Village, St Petersburg, FL

Internal medicine specialists, called internists, possess broad knowledge to diagnose and treat medical problems affecting adults in primary care and hospital settings. Board-certified internist Luke Williams, MD, and his team at Gulf Club Medicine in St. Petersburg, Florida, provide personalized internal medicine services that aim to optimize your health as well as minimize the effects of aging. Call Gulf Club Medicine today to find out more or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.​​

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine encompasses all the diseases and health problems that affect adults in the same way that pediatrics covers children and teenagers’ health. It covers several areas of medicine, including:

  • Endocrinology
  • Rheumatology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology
  • Ear, nose, and throat (ENT)
  • Nonoperative orthopedics
  • Palliative (end-of-life) medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Rehabilitation medicine

As the foundation of a doctor’s medical training, internal medicine covers all aspects of adult health care.

Some doctors become specialists in particular areas of internal medicine — cardiologists, gynecologists, gastroenterologists, and others. Others prefer to maintain a broader range of expertise to treat patients who have different medical conditions.

When would I need to see an internal medicine physician?

Internal medicine physicians can treat common, everyday illnesses and more complex, severe health conditions thanks to their expertise across so many specialties. They’re also experts in advanced diagnostic testing.

Some internists provide primary care services, as is the case at Gulf Club Medicine. Others work in hospitals and clinics, providing emergency services and seeing patients referred by their primary care providers.

Gulf Club Medicine offers a concierge service. Concierge medicine is an approach to care that creates a deep and trusted relationship between doctor and patient, allowing patients to access treatment at their convenience, 24/7.

What kinds of conditions can an internist treat?

An internist can treat viral infections and acute diseases like strep throat, eye and ear infections, colds and flu, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). They can also diagnose and treat symptoms such as rashes, diarrhea, headaches, nausea and vomiting, and back pain.

Internal medicine also covers long-term conditions and health problems like:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Eczema
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Vascular disease
  • Cancer

You might need to see a specialist for some of these conditions, but an internist can manage your condition on a day-to-day basis. If your provider at Gulf Club Medicine believes you need to see a specialist, they refer you to an appropriate practice. 

To find out more about the ways internal medicine physicians can help you, call Gulf Club Medicine today or book an appointment online.