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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Ruby Shah practices general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Dr. Thomas Wayne Knight, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6550 Fannin Street; Smith 1101
Houston, TX

Dr. Thomas Knight's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6550 Fannin Street; # Sm11
Houston, TX

Dr. Oluyemi Odunusi specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Odunusi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 1.134
Houston, TX

Dr. Salima Ali is an internist. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City 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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