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Internal Medicine

Sycamore Medical Clinic

Internal Medicine & Certified Family Nurse Practitioners located in Palestine, TX

If you get sick or experience an injury, internal medicine providers can make a diagnosis and help you feel better. At Sycamore Medical Clinic, internal medicine physician Michael Gorby, MD, PA, and the team offer a full suite of internal medicine services to adults and teens, including wellness exams, lab work, and acute and chronic disease management. To make an appointment at the practice in Palestine, Texas, call the office or click the online booking feature today.

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine provides comprehensive health care to adults and teens, including annual wellness exams, preventive screenings, lab work, immunizations, and more. 

As an adult, it’s important to invest in internal medicine at least once a year. 

Many chronic medical conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and diabetes, don’t present obvious symptoms. However, routine check-ups can alert you to these and other ailments when they respond best to treatment.

What type of training does an internal medicine provider have?

The internal medicine providers at Sycamore Medical Clinic completed four years of medical school and three years of residency training. Residency training focuses on a specific specialty, like geriatrics, interventional pain management, or cardiology.

When should I schedule an internal medicine appointment?

The team at Sycamore Medical Clinic recommends you schedule an internal medicine appointment at least once a year. That’s especially true if you're 50 or older or live with a chronic condition like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, thyroid disease, or high cholesterol.

Routine check-ups present an opportunity to monitor your health and well-being. If you have a chronic illness, your provider can assess your progress and adjust your treatment plan as necessary.

Does medical insurance cover internal medicine?

Medical insurance covers most types of internal medicine, including annual wellness visits and lab testing. However, more specialized care, like weight management or mental health counseling, might cost extra. 

If you have any questions about your policy, contact your insurance provider before scheduling an appointment at Sycamore Medical Clinic.

Do all adults need an internal medicine provider?

It’s important to establish care with an internal medicine provider, regardless of your health status. 

Knowing you can contact the team at Sycamore Medical Clinic in the event of an illness or injury provides peace of mind. What’s more, some insurance plans require internal medicine providers to write referrals to specialists. If you don’t have a primary care provider, you might end up paying for specialty care out of pocket.

To establish internal medicine care at Sycamore Medical Clinic, make an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.