As an internal medicine, occupational medicine and family practice, our internist physicians have the training, experience and capability to provide urgent care for many conditions and diseases that can affect the human body. We mainly focus on:
Prevention is always the best cure. And it is always the least costly in terms of medical expense, pain and suffering. For example, would you rather take one baby aspirin that costs about two cents every day, or be hospitalized with heart disease, hypertension or high cholesterol that might cost $100,000? That’s just one example of preventive medicine. Our goal is to help our patients achieve wellness – the state of optimal health without sickness – through preventive healthcare. With the help of our primary care physician team, we can make all that possible.
Women have unique health issues such as pregnancy, menopause and conditions such as breast or cervical cancer that affect female organs. They can also be affected differently by many of the same health conditions that affect men. For example, women are more likely to have depression, anxiety, osteoarthritis or osteoporosis and urinary tract problems than men. Sexually transmitted diseases can also be more serious in women, and women are more likely to die from heart disease.
Older adults can have unique health challenges that fall outside the standard American single-disease treatment model. Adults over 65 have a higher risk of falling due to postural problems, balance or gait impairments and the use of multiple prescription medications (polypharmacy) or sedative-hypnotic medications. More than half of older adults have three or more medical problems. The most common are heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and pulmonary hypertension.
One out of every four adults in America has hypertension, or high blood pressure. Left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening heart attacks and strokes. And millions of Americans have preventable type 2 diabetes, which can lead to blindness and the amputation of limbs. That’s why Norwood Medical Associates focuses on helping people control their blood pressure and manage their diabetes. You can count on us to provide urgent care for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and many more potentially dangerous illnesses.
At Norwood Medical Associates, we have something special for your health. Give us a call at 781.769.3113 or, for your convenience, fill out our Request an Appointment form to arrange your one-on-one consultation with a primary care doctor (internist). Our service area includes Walpole, Wrentham, Dedham, Norwood, Stoughton, MA and bordering locations.