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Primary Care

At Guilford Internal Medicine, we believe every patient is unique and has different needs. We take a patient-centered approach that begins with a personal physician who cares for the whole person – not just one issue or ailment, and aligns all the elements to meet your entire health needs. We begin with a tailored care plan that can change as your health needs change.

What does “Internal Medicine” Mean?

The term “Internal Medicine” comes from the German term Innere Medizin, a discipline popularized in Germany in the late 1800s to describe physicians who combined the science of the laboratory with the care of patients. Many early 20th century American doctors studied medicine in Germany and brought this medical field to the United States. Thus, the name “internal medicine” was adopted. Like many words adopted from other languages, it unfortunately doesn’t exactly fit an American meaning.

Caring For The Whole Patient

Primary Care Internal Medicine providers offer primary health care services, assuring health care that is consistently accessible, continuous, coordinated and comprehensive. Primary care is health care that considers the whole person rather than individual organs or systems. It involves a team approach that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses. These primary care providers offer services that include:

Health care for existing medical needs
Preventive care services
Planning of care for chronic conditions
Coordination of care with medical and surgical specialists
Access to the most up-to-date medical information available
Support for and information about patient self-care