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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
347 Edison Street
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Lucinda Ripoll specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Staten Island, NY. Dr. Ripoll is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1776 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sosinsky's specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sosinsky takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sosinsky is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South.

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Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Neil Jaglall's medical specialty is general practice and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaglall include hospital care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Jaglall attended Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Jaglall (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
333 Pacific Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Michael Smerina's specialty is general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Smerina graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to 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.