Internal medicine physicians specialize in the non-surgical treatment of adults. Internists are knowledgeable about a broad range of adult symptoms and diseases, making them particularly adept at caring for patients with both simple and complex problems.
The practice of internal medicine is considered a comprehensive specialty and because of the internist’s ability to view the patient as a whole, they serve a critical role in managing and coordinating health care across all stages of an adult’s life.
Dr. McClendon is specially trained to help prevent, detect, and treat diseases in adults and to manage chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, asthma, and arthritis, as well as acute complaints, including infections, abdominal issues, rashes, joint pain, and headaches. Preventative care can include updating vaccines, annual wellness exams, recommending cancer screenings, encouraging healthy lifestyle habits and working with patients to help control risk factors such as elevated blood pressure, obesity, elevated blood sugars and high cholesterol.
Whether visiting our practice for a particular complaint or an annual check-up, Dr. McClendon and mid-level providers focus on each patient’s overall health. We often create long-term care plans which can include medication management, diagnostic testing, and collaboration with specialists.