What is Internal Medicine?

What is Internal Medicine?

Internal medicine is a specialized field of healthcare for adults. Internal medicine doctors focus on diagnosing, treating, and preventing various health conditions in adults. From managing chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease to addressing acute illnesses, internal medicine provides personalized care to keep you in the best possible health. They also emphasize preventive measures, regular check-ups, vaccinations, and lifestyle guidance to promote overall well-being.

Internal Medicine vs. Family Medicine

Internal Medicine:

  • Focuses solely on adult patients.
  • Internal medicine doctors specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing adult medical conditions.
  • Extensive training in managing complex and chronic diseases in adults, such as diabetes and heart disease.

Family Medicine:

  • Cares for patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
  • Family medicine doctors offer a wide range of medical services for the entire family.
  • Expertise covers various health concerns for people at different life stages.

Both Specialties:

  • Play vital roles in the healthcare system.
  • Ensure patients receive appropriate and tailored medical attention based on their age and health conditions.
  • Whether you seek specialized care as an adult or comprehensive family care, there’s a medical professional ready to meet your needs.

Conditions Internal Medicine Doctors Treat

Internal medicine doctors, or internists, manage various adult health conditions, such as:

  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): Help with high blood pressure using lifestyle changes and medications.
  • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2): Assist in controlling blood sugar levels and preventing complications.
  • Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol): Offer guidance to manage cholesterol levels and reduce heart risks.
  • Respiratory Conditions: Diagnose and treat asthma, COPD, and pneumonia for better lung health.
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: Address issues like acid reflux, IBS, and IBD related to digestion.
  • Thyroid Disorders: Manage thyroid conditions to maintain hormone balance.
  • Arthritis and Joint Pain: Provide treatment for joint discomfort and improved function.
  • Cardiovascular Diseases: Assess and manage heart-related conditions for better heart health.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Support patients with kidney problems to slow disease progression.
  • Depression and Anxiety: Address mental health concerns with appropriate care.
  • Osteoporosis: Help prevent and manage osteoporosis through lifestyle advice and medications.

Our Internal Medicine Providers

Avery Jeffers, MD

Avery Jeffers, MD

Internal Medicine

    Our Internal Medicine Location

    Franklin County Medical Clinic
    64 N 1st E, Preston, ID 83263
    Clinic Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    Walk-In Care:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday 9:00 am- 1:00 pm


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