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Dr. Ashley Elizabeth Charter, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
50 Irving Street, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Ashley Pan specializes in general internal medicine. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Pan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Pan is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Washington DC VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
50 Irving Street, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Victor Wu specializes in general internal medicine. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center and Washington DC VA Medical Center. Dr. Wu honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5255 Loughboro Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Geeta Nayyar works as a general internist in Washington, DC. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nayyar honors.

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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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