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Faruq Ahmed MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 Hospital Road
E Patchogue, NY
 

Dr. Faruq Ahmed practices general internal medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mymensingh Medical College. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Northwell Health Physician Partners.

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Nina Alexandrova MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 Hospital Road
Patchogue, NY
 

Dr. Nina Alexandrova is an internist in Huntington, NY and Patchogue, NY. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alexandrova is a graduate of First Moscow Medical Institute. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Northwell Health Physician Partners.

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Rubina Boparai MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 Hospital Road
Patchogue, NY
 

Dr. Rubina Boparai is a general internist in Patchogue, NY and Manhasset, NY. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boparai honors. Dr. Boparai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Boparai's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Glen Cove Hospital, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC).

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 Hospital Road
E Patchogue, NY
 

Dr. Sejal Patel's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital (HH) (Huntington, NY) and Northwell Health Physician Partners. She attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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