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Internal Medicine

The Blend Institute

Integrative Medicine Practice located in Bradenton, FL

Regular visits to a primary care doctor are crucial to staying healthy. An internist like Dr. Timothy Blend of The Blend Institute, serving men and women in SWFL, diagnoses and treats diseases while also helping you maintain your health and prepare for the future. Dr. Blend and his team serve as a “home base,” planning and coordinating your treatment and helping refer you to a network of trusted specialists when you need them. Schedule an appointment at The Blend Institute if you’d like to get back in the habit of annual checkups or need a go-to doctor.

Internal Medicine Q & A

Why is it important to see an internist?

Internists train in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases in adults. Over time, you’ll often develop a personal relationship with your internist, who becomes the doctor most familiar with your medical history. As an internist, Dr. Timothy Blend has a broad and comprehensive understanding of adult health conditions, and when you need to see a specialist, he will work closely with your other doctors.

Whether you experience chronic diseases or need treatment for a short-term illness, the team at The Blend Institute provides the care you need. In addition to diagnosing and treating conditions, internists are useful sources of health advice. Consistently seeing an internist is one of the most important steps you can take to staying healthy throughout your life.

What conditions can an internist treat?

Internists have a broad understanding of adult internal medicine and are uniquely capable of treating and dispensing advice for a wide range of diseases and health concerns. Internists can screen for diseases and perform a full examination of your health and diagnose as well as treat numerous conditions, including by prescribing medicine.

Dr. Blend has specific experience in the following treatment areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Immunology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sleep medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Hematology
  • Pulmonology
  • Hospital medicine

Dr. Blend and his team can help you develop and coordinate a treatment plan that incorporates all of your health needs.

I go to specialists for my chronic health conditions, so do I need an internist as well?

Dr. Blend may refer you to a specialist to receive specific treatments or if your health problems are beyond their scope. However, an internist plays a crucial role as the home base for your medical treatment.

It can be challenging to coordinate your treatment, especially when it involves multiple specialists and complex conditions, so it’s essential to have an internist to organize and track everything.

Internists are also especially helpful when you need routine and emergency medical care. If you get the flu or strep throat or sprain your ankle, you can have a doctor you know and trust treating you, rather than trying your luck at an urgent care clinic. Seeing an internist for these short-term medical concerns may also help uncover problems that an unfamiliar physician, with limited awareness of your medical history, would not.

If it sounds like it’s time to get an internist on the job of guiding and protecting your health in a variety of ways, contact The Blend Institute team by phoning the office.