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Patient Information

What is Internal Medicine?

Internal Medicine is a medical specialty which is focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. Internal Medicine physicians are also commonly known as Primary Care Physicians. The Internal Medicine physicians at Suncoast Internal Medicine Consultants provide long-term, comprehensive care in the office, hospital and nursing home, managing both common and complex illnesses in adults and the elderly. Some of the medical conditions that the Internal Medicine physicians treat are including but not limited to:

  • Diabetes

  • Hypercholesterolemia

  • Hypertension/Hypotension

  • Thyroid Disease

  • Fatigue

  • Anemia

Some of the other services that the Internal Medicine physicians at Suncoast Internal Medicine Consultants provide include but are not limited to:

  • Men’s Health Services

  • Minor Surgical Procedures (i.e. laceration repair, skin biopsies, cryotherapy, incision and drainage, wart removal, ear lavage and other common “bedside” procedures)

  • Physicals (Pre-employment, school, adult, etc)

  • Preventative Health Services

  • Sick Visits

  • Women’s Health Services

  • Seasonal Flu Shot

What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a subspecialty in internal medicine and pediatrics that deals with the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases and heritable connective tissue disorders. A rheumatologist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and therapy of the rheumatic diseases.

Conditions rheumatologists treat

 

Rheumatic diseases are conditions of inflammation and auto-immunity and there are more than 200 diseases that may be treated by a rheumatologist.  Some diseases that rheumatologists treat include:

  • arthritis

  • dermatomyositis

  • gout

  • lupus erythematosus

  • Lyme disease

  • mixed connective tissue disease

  • polychondritis

  • polymyositis

  • polymyalgia rheumatica

  • sarcoidosis

  • Sjögren’s syndrome

  • scleroderma

  • vasculitis

 

Rheumatology is also associated with soft tissue diseases and rheumatologists treat many of the them, including:

  • fibromyalgia

  • low back pain

  • tennis or golfer’s elbow

  • olecranon bursitis

 

A rheumatologist may also treat the diseases of rheumatology that affect bones, including:

  • fluorosis

  • osteoporosis

  • osteomalacia

  • renal osteodystrophy 

  • rickets

 

Several genetic disorders affecting the joints may be studied by rheumatologists as well, including:

  • achondroplasia

  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

  • hyperextensible joints

  • Marfan syndrome

What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is a medical specialty that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders affecting the digestive system and the liver.

Gastroenterologists are trained to have an acute knowledge of the normal movement of food through the stomach and intestine, the absorption of nutrients, how waste is removed from the body, and how the liver helps with the digestion process. This area of expertise allows them to diagnose issues such as:

  • gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn)

  • colon polyps

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • hepatitis

  • peptic ulcers

  • colitis

  • gallbladder and biliary tract diseases

  • nutritional issues

  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • pancreatitis

New Patients

Suncoast Internal Medicine Consultants is always accepting new patients.

 

Prior to contacting our office for an appointment please contact your insurance company and verify that the provider you are wanting to see is In-Network with your individual insurance plan. Any insurance plan that assigns a PCP to the member needs to be updated to reflect the Internal Medicine physician at Suncoast Internal Medicine that the appointment is scheduled with. Failure to update this information with your insurance company could result in your appointment being rescheduled.

 

All patients must bring with them at the time of the appointment the new patient packet, photo ID, Insurance card, all medication bottles and any records and/or reports pertaining to the patient’s medical history.

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If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment please contact us directly.

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Hospital Privileges

All Internal Medicine physicians at Suncoast Internal Medicine Consultants have hospital privileges at the following locations:

Largo Medical Center            201 14th Street SW                       Largo, FL 33770

Largo Medical Center            2025 Indian Rocks Road              Largo, FL 33774

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