Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Cupertino, CA
Your body is a complicated system of bones, muscles, nerves, and so much more. When you fall ill or develop a chronic health condition, it can be hard to identify what’s wrong or what type of doctor you should visit. Dr. Aradhana Kar's office in Cupertino, California, offer comprehensive care focused on your overall well-being, from chronic diseases to acute conditions. Learn more by calling the office today.
What is internal medicine?
Internal medicine is the field of general medicine. While family medicine includes health care for all ages, internal medicine is focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases.
Also known as internists, internal medicine specialists are trained to identify, diagnose, and treat common health issues. From screenings for hypertension and heart disease to routine physicals, Dr. Aradhana Kar has you covered.
Everyone should get regular wellness exams, and many people choose to make appointments with an internist for their annual physicals. Your doctor checks your vital signs and weight, and evaluates any pre-existing health conditions to help you feel your best.
What can an internist diagnose and treat?
A number of common conditions can threaten your health. Your internist regularly screens for these conditions, offering preventive measures or treatment options to help you stay as healthy as possible.
The screenings you might need vary with age and gender. Common issues internists regularly check for include:
High blood pressure
Dr. Aradhana Kar recommends tests based on your family history, medical history, and current symptoms you may be experiencing. They’re also proud to offer comprehensive travel consultations, immunizations, and physicals for men and women.
When should I visit an internist?
Your internal medicine doctor is your first point of contact when it comes to your health. Whether you’re feeling sick or it’s time for your annual physical, you’ll likely turn to your internist first.
Getting an annual wellness exam is an important part of your health care plan. Wellness exams give you the opportunity to touch base with your doctor, get any recommended screenings, and ask any questions that you have about your health.
If you have chronic conditions, you should visit the doctor more often for chronic care management. In the event you need to have surgery, Dr. Aradhana Kar offers preoperative exams.
Your doctor works with other members of your health care team to ensure continuity of care with hospitals, pharmacies, and other offices.
For everything from treatment of acute conditions to ongoing care and disease management, turn to Dr. Aradhana Kar.
Request a consultation and call today to learn more.