Among the services available at Primary Care Internal Medicine (PCIM) are:
- Preventive care, health screening and physical exams for individuals fifteen and older
- Routine care for women including Pap smears, pelvic and breast exams
- Treatment of complex and long-term medical conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease
- Acute care for short-term illness
- Flu shots and immunizations
Point of Care INR (International Normalized Ratio) Testing
Primary Care Internal Medicine registered nurses provide point-of-care INR testing to maximize care and minimize risks to patients on anticoagulant therapy. The benefits of face-to-face point-of-care testing with a registered nurse include an opportunity for immediate test results, assessing for bleeding complications, reinforcing anticoagulation education, and assuring adequate understanding of medication dosing schedule. Registered nurses in PCIM work closely with the appointment coordinators to offer patients a convenient appointment during regular clinic hours Monday through Friday.
Blood Pressure Visits
Primary Care Internal Medicine registered nurses collaborate with patients' primary care providers to provide follow-up blood pressure visits. This service includes taking a standardized blood pressure measurement, providing patients with educational information on lifestyle changes, calibrating home blood pressure meters, and working with the patient's provider to implement an individualized treatment plan that includes appropriate follow-up. This service is available during regular clinic hours Monday through Friday.
PCIM Procedure Clinic
Primary Care Internal Medicine offers a procedure clinic for patients. Some of the services provided include: skin procedures such as biopsies of new or changing moles or growths, wart treatments, cyst removal, removal of skin tags, treatment of bursitis, treatment of tendonitis and treatment of ingrown toenails.
The procedure clinic is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients need a referral from their Primary Care Internal Medicine physician.