What Is An Internist?

You’ve probably heard the term “internist” before, but you might not understand what an internist does or how they differ from general practitioners.

Internal medicine specialists are physicians who manage particularly complex or multi-system disease conditions in adults that single-organ disease specialists (ie Cardiologists, Nephrologists, Pulmonologists, Neurologists, etc.) aren’t trained to deal with.

Whether you’re dealing with preventative medicine, acute illnesses, multiple chronic diseases/conditions, as well as conditions that require complex investigations, Dr. Lemoine can help.


What Conditions Does An Internist Treat?

As an internist and concierge physician, Dr. Fritz Lemoine helps prevent, manage, and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases in patients, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • COPD
  • Heart disease
  • GI disorders
  • Chronic allergies
  • Cancer screening

To find out if our services are right for you, call (239) 325-9470 today. Please note that we do not provide pediatric care.



Treatment And Management

  • In the United States, 96 million adults-more than 1 in 3-have PREDIABETES. More than 8 in 10 of them don’t know they have it.
  • Prediabetes raises your RISK of developing type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, and stroke.
  • Over 37 MILLION US adults have diabetes, and 1 in 5 don’t know they have it.
  • Diabetes is the SEVENTH LEADING CAUSE of death in the United States.
  • Diabetes is the NO. 1 cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult blindness.
  • In the last 20 YEARS, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled.

A DIABETOLOGIST is a physician specializing in diagnosing, treating, and managing Diabetes Mellitus. Because of the number of diabetics in the country, there aren’t enough endocrinologists to care for every diabetic patient. Add to this the complications associated with diabetes, it is difficult for a general primary care physician (who sees many patients every day) to spend the time it takes to care for a diabetic patient.

Develop A Diabetes Management Plan

In its simplest definition diabetic patients either don’t produce ANY insulin (Type 1), or they don’t produce ENOUGH insulin (Type 2) for their body to convert the food they eat into energy. The cause of diabetes varies from person to person. In some, it can be a genetic cause, in others an immune reaction, or it can be due to lifestyle and poor weight management.

Despite the cause, untreated or poorly treated diabetes can lead to severe suffering, permanent organ damage, or death. So, if you’re Pre-diabetic, or living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, reach out to Dr. Fritz Lemoine for your individualized management plan.

Feel Healthy. Be Healthy.

Contact us today to request your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!