About General Internal Medicine
What is a SLUCare general internal medicine doctor?
In discussions of health care these days, one often hears the phrases “primary care provider” or “PCP.” At Saint Louis University, one of the types of primary care providers is the general internist.
General internists handle the broad and comprehensive spectrum of illnesses that affect adults, and are recognized as experts in diagnosis, in treatment of chronic illness, and in health promotion and disease prevention—they are not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system. General internists often care for patients over the duration of their adult lives, providing the physician an opportunity to establish long and rewarding personal relationships with their patients. Most general internists provide care for their patients in an ambulatory (office or outpatient) setting, and in an inpatient setting when their patients become hospitalized.
The SLUCare general internal medicine practice also has physicians who are board certified experts in both internal medicine and pediatrics. These physicians provide comprehensive care for children and adolescents as well as adults.
The general internists and internist-pediatricians at Saint Louis University have built an educational group practice that has provided care to patients, including many employees, over the past 25 years. They have built a group of support staff that includes nurses, social workers, a dietician, and for the past 2 ½ years, a clinical pharmacologist. All of these individuals actively participate in the care of patients and education of medical students from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Internal Medicine resident physicians. Resident physicians follow patients along with an attending or faculty physician as part of their continuity clinic rotation.
The practice offers care at 3 office sites: the Doctors Office Building on the Medical School campus, the University Tower across from the Galleria on Brentwood Blvd, and in Des Peres near Dougherty Ferry Road and Interstate 270. Acute Care appointments are available each day at the Doctors Office Building.