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What Is Internal Medicine?

An internal medicine doctor serves as a primary care physician, providing ongoing, comprehensive health and wellness care. At SHSU Physicians in Conroe, TX, we are proud to have an experienced and board-certified internal medicine physician who is also a family medicine specialist. Our practice is dedicated to individualized patient care and is equipped to address both common and complex health concerns in patients of all ages, from children to adults and the elderly. Our internal medicine physician offers a range of services, including diagnostic and preventive healthcare, lifestyle counseling, health screenings, and comprehensive healthcare services, all designed to promote your well-being and overall health.

Internal Medicine vs. Family Medicine & Other Practices

Both family medicine and internal medicine physicians are dedicated to your overall health and wellness, assisting you in managing chronic conditions and conducting diagnostic tests. However, when we compare the specialized areas within family medicine and internal medicine, distinct differences become evident:

  • What does an internal medicine doctor do? An internal medicine associate is skilled in treating a range of conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sinus infections, allergies, and diabetes. They also conduct annual physicals and cancer screenings, with a strong emphasis on both disease prevention and management. These specialists are adept at evaluating how issues in one part of your body can impact others. They possess comprehensive training and education in both outpatient and inpatient care. While some internal medicine doctors have dual training in internal medicine and pediatrics, others exclusively treat adult patients.
  • What does a family medicine doctor do? A family medicine doctor provides outpatient care for all family members. They are equipped to handle the same range of medical conditions as internal medicine physicians. However, family medicine physicians have a broader scope of training, including obstetrics, women’s health, pediatrics, and adult care. In contrast, internal medicine training concentrates on adult medicine without obstetrical or pediatric specialization, and they usually do not provide well-woman care.
Internal Medicine Specialist in Conroe, TX

Benefits of Visiting a Family Medicine Specialist

Seeing a family medicine specialist provides you with access to a wide array of specialties, making it a convenient alternative to visiting multiple specialists for your healthcare needs. At SHSU Physicians, our primary focus is on delivering personalized and individualized patient care, embracing a holistic approach to healthcare. Our patients often express the following advantages they experience after receiving care from our team:

  • More personalized care and attention
  • Early detection of health issues through proactive screening processes
  • Collaborative and coordinated care with other physicians
  • Thorough healthcare services all at the same location
  • Amazing patient education and resources to stay informed
  • Reduced stress by staying with one provider at one location

Our Family & Internal Medicine Specialists

Our internist, Dr. Walkley, holds the position of Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in the Department of Primary Care at the College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is highly proficient in both internal medicine and pediatrics, with additional expertise in infectious disease. Dr. Walkley and her team are well-equipped to assist you in managing chronic and acute conditions, as well as addressing skin conditions, bone and joint disorders. They also offer a range of preventive healthcare services, such as health screenings, immunizations, and lifestyle counseling to reduce the risk of illness and disease. Additionally, Dr. Walkley provides comprehensive well-woman care, including family planning.

Why Choose SHSU Physicians

At SHSU Physicians, each team member is dedicated to providing exceptional, patient-centered care in a safe and welcoming environment. Our goal is to treat patients throughout their disease or illness so that they have a consistent, knowledgeable, and compassionate team of specialists fighting for them at each step. We are passionate about preventive medicine and disease management and listen carefully to each patient’s needs. Our highly trained and experienced medical staff provides the best care and medical services possible. We develop a personal relationship with each patient so that we can offer the most effective individualized care. In addition to internal medicine, we also offer disease and illness management for patients of all ages. Our primary care physicians offer annual physicals, wellness exams, well-woman and well-child exams, immunizations, and general medical care.

Make Your Appointment Today!

Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We offer each patient the support, resources, guidelines, and treatment needed to effectively manage their illness or condition so they stay as healthy as possible. We also specialize in preventive care and help patients avoid diseases they are at risk for.

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Utilize our simple online scheduling system to request your next appointment at SHSU Physicians.