Patient Centered Medical Home in Greenville, SC
Internal Medicine Associates of Greenville, SC is more than a medical office – we are a medical home for adult patients, providing treatment, education, and support across a range of specialties to promote our patients’ overall health and well being.
Our Internal Medicine physicians focus on adult medicine and serve as the first point of contact in our medical practice. Being the largest group of internists in the Upstate, our physicians have great expertise in preventative care and are specially trained to manage complex problems such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disease, and lipid management. As a primary care physician, the Internal Medicine physicians also provide medical care for common illnesses as colds, sore throats or urinary tract infections.
Our exceptionally trained gastroenterologists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases and provide each patient at our office with superb gastroenterology care.
Testing may be recommended after the physician reviews your history and completes a physical examination. Endoscopic examination of the esophagus and stomach (upper endoscopy) or large intestine (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) may be scheduled.
These outpatient procedures are performed at GHS Greer Medical Campus, Endoscopy Center, Patewood Medical Campus and Cross Creek Outpatient Surgical Center.
Information regarding the procedures and the preparation instructions will be explained at the time of visit by the procedure schedulers.
Capsule endoscopy has revolutionized diagnosis by providing a sensitive and simple (non-invasive) means of examining the inside of the small intestine. Capsule Endoscopy is a procedure that utilizes a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract. The camera is small enough to fit inside a vitamin sized capsule that is swallowed. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder worn on a belt around your waist.
Open Access Colonoscopy
Open Access Colonoscopy is a colorectal cancer screening program offered to healthy patients with no significant medical problems. The program allows patients to be scheduled for a screening colonoscopy without a physician consultation. A Nurse Practitioner contacts patients via the telephone to review their medical history to ensure it is safe to proceed with the procedure without a preliminary physician evaluation.
We provide comprehensive endocrinology treatment for patients with various endocrine and nutritional disorders.
Endocrinology is the treatment of diseases that affect your internal glands. Endocrinologists are trained to treat conditions, which are complex and involve many systems and structures within your body.
The Endocrine system deals with a complex system of glands. Glands are organs that make hormones; hormones control reproduction, metabolism, growth and development. Hormones also control the way you respond to your surroundings. They help you to provide the proper amount of energy and nutrition that your body needs to function. The endocrine glands include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus.
New patients are accepted on a physician referral basis.
Some of the conditions that are treated include…
- Thyroid Diseases
- Parathyroid Diseases
- Cholesterol (Lipid) Disorders
- Excessive Hair Growth in Women
- Calcium/electrolyte Problems
Rheumatology Associates is a division of Internal Medicine Associates committed to providing state of the art Rheumatology Care to patients who suffer from a diverse group of complicated and autoimmune diseases.
We also offer access to state-of-the-art rheumatology care for patients with diverse conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders, connective tissue diseases, and rheumatic diseases.
We also promote an open environment that encourages patients and their families to ask questions and to learn more about their disease and how to best combat it.
Patients are encouraged to actively participate in the treatment process.