We found 5 internists who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Pearland, TX.
Dr. Colin Barker works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and general internist in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Barker's areas of expertise consist of heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Barker attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Barker is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Stents, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease
Dr. Su-Min Chang's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and general internal medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Chang performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)
Dr. Martha Gerteisen works as a general internist and general pediatrician in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gerteisen include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. Dr. Gerteisen is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerteisen honors. Dr. Gerteisen is affiliated with Houston Methodist.
Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)
Dr. Kimberly Sims works as an internist. Her clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Sims average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sims honors. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sims is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care
Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)
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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.