COVID-19 : Our office is adhering to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control regarding patient and staff safety and protocols.
Internal medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and non-surgical treatment of adult diseases. Our team delivers comprehensive care for both acute and ongoing problems, blending the newest, most researched aspects of medicine, providing many on-site services, and supplying patients with the needed tools to take a proactive approach in their wellness and disease prevention.
Our specific services provided include:
If you or an adult family member is experiencing symptoms or you are looking for a physician for your comprehensive internal medicine needs, contact our office for an appointment.
For more information on our sleep lab, visit www.odessasleep.com
More than 35 million Americans, or more than 10% of the population, had diabetes. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to devastating complications,such as heart disease, nerve damage, blindness, kid-ney failure and amputations. And the risk of death for adults with diabetes is 50 percent higher than for adults without diabetes.
Common symptoms of diabetes:
We pride ourselves on being the premiere office for Diabetes management.
Our office offers the following tools to meet your goals for your diabetes:
We could manage :
It is now estimated that 26 percent of adults (one out of four) between the ages of 30 and 70 years have sleep apnea.
In adults, the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea is excess weight and obesity, which is associated with soft tissue of the mouth and throat. During sleep, when throat and tongue muscles are more relaxed, this soft tissue can cause the airway to become blocked.The signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas overlap, sometimes making it difficult to determine which type you have. The most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas include:
We have the privilege of having Dr. Suresh Prasad who is board certified in sleep medicine and is the Medical Director of Odessa Sleep Associates. We can discuss in detail at your visit if you are experience disruptions
The home sleep apnea testing can be performed with equipment that is taken home, worn throughout the night, and returned for interpretation the next day. If diagnosed we will facility your care to Odessa Sleep associates office and Dr. Suresh Prasad will continue care for sleep apnea or other sleep disorders found
One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that is 1 in every 4 deaths.
We can perform your EKG right in your exam room either during your annual wellness visit or as needed. An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) records the electrical signal from your heart to check for different heart conditions.
EKGs are quick, safe, and painless. With this test we can:
24-hour Holter monitor:
This device is used to place leads and record for a 24 hour period.
This service is available if you feel palpations or a sensation that the heart is racing, pounding, fluttering, or skipping a beat. Our helpful staff will help guide you how to use this device in the privacy of your home and throughout your day to record any of these events. We will then download the recordings and interpret the data.
Nearly 1 out of 2 adults in the United States has hypertension (108 million). defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80 mm Hg or are taking medication for hypertension. Only about 1 in 4 adults (24%) with hypertension have their condition under control.
Left undetected (or uncontrolled), high blood pressure can lead to: Heart attack — High blood pressure damages arteries that can become blocked and prevent blood flow to the heart muscle. Stroke — High blood pres-sure can cause blood vessels in the brain to clog more easily or even burst.
Our providers treat high blood pressure using the latest guidelines. We work with you to maintain a healthy blood pressure. We use diet, education, medications and utilize blood pressure logs to achieve this goal.
We also offer ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to record blood pressures while at home to analyze for patterns or spikes throughout the day. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a relatively new technique for assessing a person’s blood pressure. ABPM allows a doctor to assess your blood pressure during your routine daily living, instead of when you are sitting nervously on the doctor’s examination table.
ABPM is most helpful in deciding whether a person actually has hypertension when the blood pressure readings taken in the doctor’s office are highly varia-ble or are otherwise puzzling. In particular, ABPM has been used to assess people with “white coat hypertension” triggered by the stress of a medical appoint-ment
More than 40 % of entire population of USA are obese. People who have obesity, compared to those with a normal or healthy weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions, including the following:
Our providers could search for root causes of weight gain. We can run in office lab work to check thyroid studies and metabolic disorders. Once we identify the cause we can help you achieve your weight loss goal through various options
Let us prove to you why our current patients voted PIMA 2020 best weight loss in the Permian Basin
93 million U.S. adults age 20 or older have total cholesterol levels higher than 200 mg/dL. High cholesterol has no symptoms, so many people do not know that their cholesterol is too high. A simple blood test can check cholesterol levels.
Having high blood cholesterol raises the risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death, and for stroke, the fifth leading cause of death
Eating saturated fat, found in animal products, and trans fats, found in some commercially baked cookies and crackers and microwave popcorn, can raise your cholesterol level. Foods that are high in cholesterol, such as red meat and full-fat dairy products, will also increase your cholesterol levels
Lungs checkup for asthma & emphysema in smoking
COPD is the third leading cause of death by disease in the United States. More than 16.4 million people have been diagnosed with COPD, but millions more may have the disease without even knowing it. COPD causes serious long-term disability and early death
COPD can cause many complications, including:
Asthma undiagnosed or untreated aggressively with medicines can lead to an increased risk of lung scarring. This is a permanent damage to your lungs and airways, and you cannot breathe properly forever unless with an external aid. This stage of asthma is irreversible i.e. it cannot be re-versed with medications. More than 25 million Americans have asthma
We offer pulmonary function tests or PFTs. This simple test done all at our of-fice is a great tool to check for various respiratory conditions like COPD, asthma, shortness of breath, chronic cough, allergies, smoking and restrictive lung diseases. PFTs are noninvasive tests that show how well the lungs are working. The tests measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange.
We offer DOT examinations by a certified medical examiner. We will complete the entire DOT exam including :