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

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

Dr. John Rinker's specialty is general internal medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rinker is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Mukesh Patel sees patients in Pontiac, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He obtained his medical school training at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Patel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Heart/Stroke Recognition - National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Pontiac, IL. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Mikeworth's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Medical Group.

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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.

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