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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Ruby Shah works as a general internist. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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

Dr. Thomas Knight works as an internist. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Knight graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

Dr. Oluyemi Odunusi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Odunusi honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 in Houston, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Ali accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare.

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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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