Internal Medicine – Hope Wellness Clinic of Wichita, KS
Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. Internists are skilled in the management of patients who have multi-system disease processes. At our clinic, we are known for our teaching approach, which will help you understand what was found on the test. We explain how and why we are going to treat it. This approach ensures that you will understand what our combined goals are for your health and wellness.
Because internal medicine patients are often ill or require complex investigations, we as internists do a wide range of diagnostic testing to find the underlying cause of disease. This can range from blood, stool, urine, saliva, or genetic testing.
As internists, we treat diseases affecting organs or organ systems. At our clinic, we focus on functional medicine; this approach is to return your body to normal functionality, not to treat symptoms. There are four ways into the body and four ways out. We need to find what the issues are with what is being put into the body through what we breathe, eat, drink, and absorb through the skin, as well as what issues there are with removing items from our body through what we sweat, urinate, defecate, and breathe out.
These dysfunctions can lead to a wide field of study from endocrinology (hormonal and neurotransmitter), allergies/immunology, gastro-enterology (stomach and intestines), angiology (blood and lymphatic vessels), cardiology (heart), pulmonology (respiratory tract, lungs), hepatology (liver, gallbladder, and pancreas), rheumatology (disorders of the immune system), and nephrology (kidneys).
As holistic internists, we understand how all the fields are inter-related and the complications that can arise. We have proven protocols in place to treat these problems.