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We found 3 internists who accept Humana Bronze near Pontiac, IL.

Dr. John Michael Rinker, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2500 W. Reynolds Street; Suite 203
Pontiac, IL
 

Dr. John Rinker works as an internist. Dr. Rinker's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Medical Group. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rinker accepts.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes Management, Hospital Care, Chronic Heart Failure

Dr. Mukesh Vithalbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1634 Mockingbird Lane
Pontiac, IL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Pontiac, IL. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago for residency. Dr. Patel has received professional recognition including the following: Heart/Stroke Recognition - National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Medical Group.

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Dr. James Benjamin Mikeworth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2500 W. Reynolds Street; Suite 208
Pontiac, IL
 

Dr. James Mikeworth's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Mikeworth attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.