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Lawrence J Schouten, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.69 stars (9 ratings)
290 Springfield Drive; Suite 290
Bloomingdale, IL

Dr. Lawrence Schouten works as a general practitioner and general internist. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schouten include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Schouten is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Schouten attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meena Ramalingam Krishna M.D
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
990 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 418
Hoffman Estates, IL

Dr. Meena Krishna practices general internal medicine in Hoffman Estates, IL. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishna is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College and a graduate of Westlake Hospital's residency program. Dr. Krishna (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. Dr. Krishna is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Electrocardiogram, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pap Test, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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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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