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Dr. Stavros R Karatsoridis, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1400 E 2nd Street
Defiance, OH
 

Dr. Stavros Karatsoridis is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Karatsoridis has a special interest in osteopathic medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Karatsoridis is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Peter C Lenhart, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1400 E. Second Street
Defiance, OH
 

Dr. Peter Lenhart is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System. Dr. Lenhart takes Medicare insurance. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency.

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Dr. Samer S Obri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1250 Ralston Avenue; Suite 202
Defiance, OH
 

Dr. Samer Obri specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Obri's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with ProMedica. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Obri attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Obri speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Amer Arshad, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1250 Ralston Avenue; Suite 202
Defiance, OH
 

Dr. Amer Arshad is a general internist in Defiance, OH. Before completing his residency at Kettering Medical Center, Dr. Arshad attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College. Dr. Arshad is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with ProMedica.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1400 E 2nd Street
Defiance, OH
 

Dr. J. Reeves' medical specialty is general internal medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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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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