Internal Medicine Specialist

Lifestyle Medical & Wellness

Internal Medicine & Preventative Medicine Specialists located in Bingham Farms, MI

nternal medicine is a specialty that involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions affecting adults. Brian Kolender, MD, at Lifestyle Medical & Wellness offers internal medicine services to patients in and around Bingham Farms, Southfield, and greater Detroit, Michigan. To find out which internal medicine services could benefit you, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine is a specialized branch of medicine that involves the care of adults. These physicians, called internists, focus on both preventive care and the management of chronic diseases.

Your dedicated internal medicine practitioner can help with:

  • Diabetes management
  • Cardiovascular disease treatment
  • Weight loss and diet
  • Arthritic disorders
  • Hormone imbalances

Your internist also enables you to stay on top of your necessary immunizations and vaccinations, including the seasonal flu shot.

Do I need a primary care doctor?

Yes! It’s common for men and women to think they don’t need to build a relationship with a primary care physician (PCP) if they’re generally healthy. This assumption is far from accurate. If you decide to go to specialists — or to urgent care — only when you have an issue, you might not get the comprehensive treatment you need.

If you have chronic mild chest pain, for instance, you might think you need to see a cardiologist. After they run exhaustive tests, they could determine that your heart health is excellent and the actual cause of your chest pain is likely gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In a case like this, you needed to see a gastroenterologist.

Had you instead seen your PCP to begin with, they would’ve covered all of your symptoms and referred you to the correct type of specialist — or treated you on their own — the first time. In the long run, you could’ve saved time and money by visiting your dedicated internist in the first place.

As a highly skilled internist with an extensive background in researching, diagnosing, and treating chronic conditions, Dr. Kolender can help improve your quality of life by minimizing your risk of chronic diseases.

How often should I see an internal medicine physician?

If you’re generally in good health, Dr. Kolender wants to see you about once a year. But if you’re managing a chronic condition — including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or cardiovascular disease — he might want you to book more frequent visits.

One of the best things about building a relationship with a PCP like Dr. Kolender is that you always have someone to call if you have an urgent need. Because Dr. Kolender and the team have access to your medical records, they know you inside and out and can provide treatment in between routine visits if you get sick.

Schedule your internal medicine visit at Lifestyle Medical & Wellness by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.