Jefferson University Hospitals

Internal Medicine

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Appointments are available for new and existing patients. See below for more information.

Internists (physicians who specialize in internal medicine) may act as primary care physicians for patients with simple to complex problems. The difference between a family physician and an internist is that internal medicine physicians specialize in adult medicine. Their training focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions that primarily affect adults.

Specialized Care for Adults

Jefferson internists provide specialized care in:

  • Geriatrics
  • Women's and men's special health needs
  • Urgent health needs including problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs

We are specially trained to manage difficult diagnostic problems and help to coordinate care of patients with severe chronic illnesses or multiple illnesses presenting at the same time. Additionally, we provide clinical services to the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program and work closely with the Jefferson Vascular Center.

Women's Primary Care

Our internists offer comprehensive, holistic care for women ages 18 and up with conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, menopause, osteoporosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, vaginitis and more.

Health and Wellness Services Offered

  • Comprehensive physicals
  • Risk assessment for diabetes, cancer and heart disease
  • Preconception counseling
  • Optimizing health before and after menopause

Gynecologic Services Offered

  • Routine pap smear, pelvic and breast exams
  • Birth control counseling and treatment
  • Vaginitis care
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment
  • Menopause treatment, including hormonal and nonhormonal options
  • Diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome

For treating more complex gynecologic conditions, you will be referred to a Jefferson gynecologist.

Internal Medicine Research & Education

The Division of Internal Medicine is home to full, part time and volunteer staff members with practices on the Jefferson campus and in the community. The staff has expertise in patient care, teaching and research. Visit the Division of Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University for more on research and education.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with a Jefferson Health internal medicine specialist, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669).

During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

We are still scheduling appointments for new and existing patients; however, we have made several temporary adjustments to how we deliver care to reduce your risk and ensure safety. Adjustments we’ve made include:

  • Video/Telehealth visits
    These visits allow you to use a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) or desktop computer with a camera to speak with your physician through a video connection. We continue to encourage you to use telehealth visits, which allow us to provide many needed healthcare services while you are in the comfort of your own home.
  • Expanded In-person appointments
    In-person visits, including early morning, evening and Saturday appointments, are available to patients with health concerns that require special accommodations or as preferred. We’ve developed a direct rooming policy to minimize time spent in waiting rooms and ensure all patients and care team members wear masks and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Increased Health Protocols
    Learn some of the necessary steps we’ve taken to help patients and healthcare providers with their health.

Learn more about initiating a video visit by speaking with your physician’s office or by visiting our telehealth services page.

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