We found 3 internists who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Athens, OH.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
142 Park Ln Drive
Athens, OH
 

Dr. Maureen Watson specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2131 East State Street
Athens, OH
 

Dr. Jared Sheets' specialty is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheets honors. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
542 W Union Street; Suite B
Athens, OH
 

Dr. James Sammons works as a general internist in Athens, OH. He is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sammons honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, 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.

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