Life can be hectic and today’s compartmentalized health care only adds more office visits and doctors to your to-do list. Board-certified Internist Edward S. Goldberg, MD, is dedicated to the holistic health care needs of patients throughout the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Dr. Goldberg prevents, diagnoses, and treats diseases of the complex organ systems and their interactions. Many procedures and screenings can be done right in his office. To learn more about Dr. Goldberg, call the office to schedule an appointment today.

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine is the application of clinical expertise and scientific knowledge to the diagnosis, prevention, and care of adults – from general health care needs to complex diseases. A physician specializing in internal medicine, or an internist, undergoes several years of medical school and postgraduate training to treat adults in this capacity. Their expertise is not limited to one organ or system; they are trained to handle anything you might bring to them.

Dr. Goldberg makes connections between your health history, lifestyle, and symptoms to accurately diagnose your condition and recommend the best course of treatment available.

What conditions does an internist diagnose and treat?

With extensive specialized training, internists are qualified to prevent, diagnose, and manage nearly all conditions affecting patients from young adulthood well into the golden years.

An example of some conditions treated by Dr. Goldberg are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Cold and flu
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • Respiratory problems
  • Thyroid abnormalities
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Dr. Goldberg believes in holistic health care, and he sees connections between symptoms and organ systems or underlying conditions that other doctors might not. He believes that your lifestyle, family history, and emotional health all play a part in your overall well-being, and he works with you to look and feel your best at every age and stage of life.

What are the benefits of an internist?

There are many reasons to choose Dr. Goldberg for your health care needs. As an internist, he is your first line of defense against many common diseases and conditions. He identifies your risk factors early on to prevent them before organ damage occurs.

Dr. Goldberg does not just treat one organ or system, so you’re getting holistic care for optimal health. Seeing an internist as part of your concierge medicine membership offers you invaluable one-on-one time with Dr. Goldberg and comprehensive care from a doctor who knows you.

Also, choosing an internist just makes practical sense. Dr. Goldberg and his team can perform many diagnostic exams and tests in his office, including:

  • Laboratory Testing
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy

At the heart of your internal medicine health care is the relationship you build with Dr. Goldberg. He always has time to listen to your concerns and welcomes your questions. To find out if an internal medicine physician is right for you, call Dr. Goldberg today.