Internal Medicine Specialist

Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center

Family Medicine & Alternative Medicine Physicians located in Bellaire, TX

Internal medicine involves the diagnosis and treatment of many of the most common chronic diseases that affect millions of American adults each year. Vijay Oza, MD, at Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center in Bellaire, Texas, is a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in internal medicine. If you’re experiencing symptoms of high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, or other chronic illnesses, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine is a generalized form of medicine that addresses health conditions affecting adults. It involves annual physical exams that are performed to help prevent potential health problems. Dr. Oza specializes in internal medicine and uses it to effectively diagnose and treat both chronic and acute conditions.

He understands how the body works and can easily identify potential health risks during your annual exam. Dr. Oza’s goal is to help you achieve and maintain the highest state of health possible through preventive care and the treatment of both chronic and acute diseases and illnesses.

How does Dr. Oza treat chronic illnesses?

Dr. Oza first administers a thorough physical examination, after which he determines the most effective way to treat your condition. In some cases, medications are needed to bring the problem under control and maintain your health on a long-term basis.

However, if you’re like many patients you don’t always want to rely on medications. You want a treatment plan that supports positive lifestyle changes and enhances how your body functions.

For health conditions like arthritis and high blood pressure, Dr. Oza provides long-term treatment solutions. These involve changes in diet, exercise, physical therapy, and other treatment options that are designed to strengthen your body and improve its overall performance.

Does internal medicine always require the use of medications?

Medications are an important part of many treatment plans, but the key to caring for chronic illnesses is to not depend solely on medications as a crutch to achieve a healing response. If your pain is a symptom of a long-term, chronic illness, using strong pain medications can result in addiction.

While Dr. Oza provides medications to alleviate your symptoms, he also uses other noninvasive treatment options that can provide you with the relief you’re looking for. Dr. Oza might recommend that you change or improve your diet, increase the amount of time you spend exercising, and eliminate tobacco in order to rebuild your health and strengthen your body.

With certain health conditions, medications can bring symptoms under control and treat the underlying cause. Once your health is back on track, other treatment options can be used to help maintain the results.

To learn more about internal medicine and how Dr. Oza can help maximize your health, schedule an appointment at Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center online or by phone today.