Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Specialist
Internal medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health conditions that affect men and women. The team at Holvik Family Health Center are highly qualified to provide internal medicine services, which means that they’re able to help with problems ranging from common colds to complex, chronic diseases. If you have questions about your health, call their office in Visalia, California, or schedule an appointment online for a routine or new-patient examination.

Internal Medicine Q & A

Holvik Family Health Center

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine focuses on treating adult health conditions. Internal physicians trained extensively in diagnosing and treating every type of health problem that affects adults, which includes teens and young adults.

As an internist, Dr. Holvik treats diverse conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Respiratory disease
  • Vascular and heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Rheumatologic problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Hormonal problems
  • Neurological problems
  • Mental health problems

What internal medicine services should you expect to receive?

When you go in for a checkup, the Holvik Family Medical Center team consider every aspect of your life — work, family, diet, exercise, and stress factors — to be sure they accurately diagnose the underlying problem.

In addition to lab work and diagnostic testing, you can receive routine and specialized care such as:

  • Annual wellness exams
  • Women’s health
  • Senior care
  • Adult immunizations
  • Same-day treatment for injuries and illness
  • Weight loss management
  • Skin care and mole removal
  • Chronic disease management
  • Travel medicine

Why are physical examinations so important?

Dr. Holvik obtains essential health information every time you visit him. That includes your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and a review of your medical history. However, your exam, lab tests, and other information obtained depend on the type of physical exam you need. The team at Holvik Family Health Center offer diverse examinations, including:

Wellness exam

You may call this your annual physical. The focus is on assessing your overall health, screening for chronic disease, and taking steps to prevent illness and maintain wellness.

Women’s health exam

Annual gynecologic exam assessing reproductive health, taking a Pap smear, and including birth control.

Travel exam

If you’re going to travel overseas, you’ll need an exam to verify your health, prescriptions for any medications you’ll need while out of the country, and immunizations to protect you from known diseases in the area you’ll visit.

Teachers physical exam

Before being hired to teach in California schools, you must have a physical exam that verifies you’re:

  • Free from any disease that might affect your ability to teach
  • Able to maintain a safe classroom
  • In compliance with California policies
  • Healthy enough to associate with children

Please don’t hesitate to call Holvik Family Health Center with your health concerns and questions, or when it’s time for a physical exam. Our team is always available to answer questions and provide customized care.

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