Internal Medicine Providers
Internal Medicine Locations
Information about Internal Medicine
Access comprehensive care for adults
Whether you are uncertain about a sudden health concern, can’t seem to shake the common cold, or are worried because of your family history, an internist can help. Internists are primary care physicians for adults age 18 and over. At Vancouver Clinic, our internists manage everything from chronic diseases to sudden illnesses throughout your adult life. This includes diagnosing issues, creating a treatment plan, and discussing preventive options. Our doctors’ deep training in issues and diseases that impact adults enables them to diagnose and manage complex medical situations—and put you on the path to better health.
Vancouver Clinic is proud to offer an Internal Medicine Residency Clinic at our Salmon Creek location. In this clinic, experienced physicians and doctors completing their training work together to care for patients. Individuals enjoy longer appointment times and a care team approach in which multiple bright minds are dedicated to the wellness of each person. Choose the Residency Clinic tab above to learn more.
Get help monitoring and managing a range of illnesses and conditions, and achieving your health goals. Internists offer:
- Health screenings
- Comprehensive physical exams
- Primary, wellness, and preventive health care
The Legacy Salmon Creek Internal Medicine Residency Program is a partnership with Vancouver Clinic. Established in 2021, the program welcomes doctors to complete their required three-year training in Southwest Washington. The physicians—who have all finished four years of college and four years of medical school—rotate between caring for internal medicine patients in the clinic and seeing patients at the hospital. During this time, they work under the guidance of board-certified physicians who share their extensive knowledge and experience.
Patients in the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic enjoy longer appointment times with their physician and the benefit of having multiple experts overseeing their health as part of a coordinated care team. Residents are in ongoing consultation with their attending physician throughout each patient visit. The attending physician oversees and reviews the chart notes of every patient a resident sees.
Beyond offering exceptional care to patients, the program hopes to encourage new physicians to start medical practices in our community, helping meet the need for more primary care doctors. Patients can feel good about supporting the next generation of physicians for Vancouver.
To become a patient in the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic, please call 360-882-2778. Appointments are available beginning in August 2022.
What conditions do internists treat?
We treat the whole patient. There are no conditions too complex to be outside the range of our care. We serve as the first-line provider when health issues arise and will coordinate all of your care.
How old should I be before I see an internist?
Everyone—children and adults—should receive regular primary care to prevent health issues and manage chronic concerns. If you’re 18 years or older, you may choose to see a family medicine provider or an internist. If you’re concerned about your current health and long-term wellness goals, or need help managing multiple conditions, an internist may be right for you. Even if you are young and healthy, your internist can partner with you to stay well and screen for diseases at the right time.
What is the difference between a family medicine and internal medicine provider?
A family medicine doctor provides health care for all ages at every stage of life (from birth through childhood and adulthood). Internists focus on adults age 18 and over and have additional training in caring for elderly patients. Internists deal with many acute and chronic medical problems, as well as issues related to health maintenance.
How do I find an internist?
Call Vancouver Clinic’s Patient Services Center at (360)-882-2778 and ask for a new patient appointment with one of our physicians in Internal Medicine. We can help identify providers who have openings and who are a good match for you. Learn more about our providers by reading their bios.