Make a Chicago, IL internist your general internist for managing and preventing illness
Many patients do not want to maintain regular visits with a physician. What they do not understand is the relationship it establishes and the health benefits it creates by preventing or managing adult diseases. Dr. Robert Perlmuter of Primary Care Medical Associates is an internist who provides care to patients in the Chicago, IL area.
An internist is your go-to physician.
An internist specializes in adult health care and is responsible for knowing and understanding you and your health history. As your central physician, an internist communicates with any specialists, labs, or therapists you may see. He is knowledgeable about your family history and any potential risk factors you may have.
An internist provides the following:
- Comprehensive adult care
- Diagnosis and treatment of common or complex conditions
- Lifelong patient care
- An understanding of physical and mental health and overall wellness
Your physician can help you make lifestyle changes.
Because internists have a vast knowledge of adult health care and personally understand your medical history, they are able to diagnose and treat conditions early. For example, you may have a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. A doctor who is in the loop watches you for signs or symptoms of the conditions. The earlier any disease is caught, the better the outcome may be.
Understanding your health allows your doctor to suggest lifestyle changes or to create a healthy living plan. An internist can work with you to coordinate your overall wellness. Lifestyle changes including diet and exercise can help minimize the possibility of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or cancer.
Dr. Perlmuter is trained and board-certified in internal medicine. His patient-centered practices focus on overall nutrition, health, and wellness to prevent unnecessary illness while treating existing conditions. He takes the time and care to offer patients nutritional guidance and customized wellness plans.
If you are unsure about starting your healthy lifestyle, ask your physician. Make Dr. Perlmuter your medical provider. (773) 786-9779