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We found 6 internists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Essential near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2200 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thieu Nguyen specializes in general internal medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of California and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His medical residency was performed at Woodhull Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2200 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Soscia is a general internist. Dr. Soscia is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7908 Limestone Lane
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jhonstanley Searcy-Schnaeidr practices general internal medicine in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Searcy-Schnaeidr is a graduate of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2200 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Augusto Paredes practices general internal medicine. Dr. Paredes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1219 S East Avenue; Suite 301
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Tracy Vasile is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vasile studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1900 Brother Geenen Way; Senior Friendship Centers, Inc.
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. George Mask works as a general internist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is General Internal Medicine?

A specialist in general internal medicine is often referred to as an “internist.” While internal medicine physicians also provide comprehensive care, they should not be confused with general practitioners or family medicine practitioners, both of which may provide pregnancy care, deliver babies, and treat children. An internal medicine doctor specializes only in the health care of adults.

With internal medicine, there is never an illness too big or too small. These physicians have exceptionally broad-based training, and they can care for patients in any condition -- from healthy to dealing with serious medical issues. Because their scope is so wide, internal medicine physicians can provide an excellent picture of overall health.

One of the unusual aspects of internal medicine is that physicians in this field often treat their patients for a very long time -- sometimes for life. They manage preventive care when their patients are well, and they become advocates and consultants when complex medical issues arise. Because internal medicine physicians tend to treat patients over a long period of time, they are an ideal choice to manage chronic illnesses.

There are a huge number of subspecialties within internal medicine, for example: cardiology (which deals with problems of the heart and blood vessels), nephrology (which deals with diseases of the kidneys), and hospice medicine (which tends to the special needs of patients at the end of life). General internal medicine is considered a subspecialty itself and refers to internists without another specific focus. General internists provide total, primary care for the whole body of adult patients, in sickness or in health.