Psychiatric / Mood Disorders
No one ever goes into Internal Medicine wanting to actually be a Psychiatrist: neither did we. According to the National Institute of Health, over sixty (60%) of why patients seek the care of a primary care internist has a psychological basis. In other words, many real and legitimate diseases causing bodily symptoms such as headache, insomnia, indigestion, fatigue, tiredness, lack of concentration, memory problems, muscle aches, palpitations, and soreness (to name just a few) are greatly aggravated or even rooted in undiagnosed psychological issues.
While alleviating symptoms is a first priority, often the proper treatment and cure of a patient’s physical problems requires identifying its relationship to unresolved conflicts, and emotional challenges within a patient’s mindset or consciousness. We’re keen on helping patients not only feel better, but get better when signs and symptoms go beyond a bodily framework. Diagnosing and treating these kinds of problems is what we do every day; and we are equipped to sort out complex cognitive and mood associated disorders to get patients the help they need: under specialty care or within our ongoing oversight.