Family and Internal Medicine
Whether you’re dealing with a routine sickness, living with a chronic condition, or want to stay current with regular preventative checkups, family medicine and/or internal medicine is a great place to start.
Family medicine providers, or primary care providers, are your partners in person-focused (not disease-oriented) healthcare. They deal with a wide range of medical issues, including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education. They are also trained to coordinate care among different specialists and sub-specialists. Establish a relationship with a family medicine provider by scheduling an annual routine check-up, which is covered by most health insurance plans.
Internal medicine providers, or internists, are experts in diagnosing and treating diseases that commonly affect adults and complex medical situations where you may be dealing with multiple conditions. Our internists have experience with diabetes, endocrine disorders, rheumatology conditions, pulmonology, and more.
- Preventative Care
- Acute Care (sickness or injury)
- Complete Physical Exams
- Women’s Health
Care for Senior Adults
- Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
- Medicare Navigation
- Preventative Care
- Acute Care (sickness and injury)
- Diabetes Care
- General Internal Medicine
- Complex Condition Care Planning
- Chronic Illness
The MAHEC Boone Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, located at Watauga Medical Center, and AppFamily Medicine is a partnership between ARHS and Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and will also serve as a clinical training site for medical students from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Read More: MAHEC Boone Rural Family Medicine Residency
Now more than ever, it is important that all school-aged children and adolescents obtain a school or sports physical. One of the primary benefits of this visit is to help students and their families better understand how they can stay well as our nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More: School and sports physicals: Important whether learning in-person or remotely
If you are a patient of one of the Appalachian Regional Medical Associates practices, and are being discharged from Watauga Medical Center or Cannon Memorial Hospital, you may receive a call from the Health Navigation Team to assist you in getting follow up care with your primary care provider. Read More: Health Navigation
Medicare Part B covers a yearly visit to a healthcare provider at no cost to you to help prevent disease and disability. At this appointment, you and your provider will discuss your current health and risk factors and develop a personalized prevention plan to help you stay healthy. Read More: Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the evidence is sufficient to add a shared-decision making visit and an annual lung cancer screening to the preventative services available under the Medicare program. Read More: Lung Cancer Screening
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System works with individuals as inpatients, upon release from the hospital and as outpatients to promote a healthy lifestyle and take steps to prevent a future cardiac event. Read More: Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
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