Internal Medicine

Concierge Medicine located in Upper East Side, New York, NY


Internal Medicine services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Internists, or internal medicine specialists, have a wealth of knowledge that allows them to diagnose and treat a variety of health issues. At the concierge office of Sandra Gilban, MD PC, in the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York City, New York, Dr. Gilban specializes in internal medicine to help patients find the best treatment approach to their unique health. To book an internal medicine visit, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine focuses on health problems that affect adults. It covers a wide range of specialties, which may include: 

  • Geriatric care
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology
  • Rheumatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dermatology
  • Gynecology
  • Rehabilitation medicine

While internal medicine is an important part of medical training and foundation of care for all doctors in the United States, many physicians may choose to specialize in internal medicine to offer their patients the most comprehensive care plan for their general and complex health needs. 

Internal medicine includes all the aspects of adult health care, but Dr. Gilban may draw from different specialties to help you with a medical condition or health concern. 

When would I need to see an internal medicine physician?

Internal medicine physicians, also known as internists, can help you with common, acute illnesses (such as the flu or cold) or more serious health conditions.  

As your internal medicine and primary care provider (PCP), Dr. Gilban can be your first point of contact when you’re feeling ill or require expert guidance for health issues that affect your quality of life.

What conditions can internal medicine treat?

Dr. Gilban can treat viral infections like ear and eye infections, strep throat, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). She can also diagnose and treat symptoms such as headache, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and menstruation problems. 

Internal medicine also covers chronic health conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular disease 
  • Digestive diseases 
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Vascular disease

You may need to see a specialist for some of these conditions. However, Dr. Gilban can help you manage your chronic disease on a day-to-day basis. If she believes that you might benefit from seeing a specialist, she can refer you to an appropriate health care provider and coordinate your treatment plan with them.

Common specialists include surgeons, dermatologists, pulmonologists, and cardiologists. Specialists are typically needed when a medical condition requires specialized testing, advanced care, or surgical diagnosis or treatment. Because specialists only focus on one system, it’s important that patients maintain their relationship with Dr. Gilban even while under the care of a specialist.

To find out more about how internal medicine can help you, book a visit at the office of Sandra Gilban, MD PC, by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.