When you have a family doctor who is knowledgeable and skilled in preventing, treating, and diagnosing a wide range of illnesses and conditions affecting multiple parts of the body, it can set your mind at ease. In contrast, when you are forced to rely on Google and the terminal illnesses it pronounces or on the rotating carousel of urgent care doctors, it can be dizzying and anxiety-inducing! At Sunshine State Medical, our board-certified primary care doctors would be happy to provide you with first-rate medical attention on a consistent basis so that you can know when to be concerned and when to feel at peace about your health!
What is general medicine?
General medicine, also referred to as internal medicine or primary care medicine refers to the field of medical practice that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various diseases and conditions that affect the internal organs. Some examples of the internal diseases and conditions treated by primary care doctors include chronic lung disease, diabetes (type 1 and type 2), heart disease, hypertension, obesity, and many others. Typically, primary care doctors, or internists, only see and treat illnesses that afflict adults.
What makes internal medicine doctors different from other doctors?
Since there is a multitude of different medical specialties and subspecialties, most doctors have a particular organ or area of the body that they focus on and treat. For example, cardiologists concentrate on preventing, diagnosing, and treating heart conditions, pulmonologists specialize in lung conditions, and rheumatologists focus on diseases that affect the bones, joints, and muscles. While this enables doctors to have a unique level of expertise in a particular field of medicine, it also makes it so that there is a different doctor for every part of the body!
However, the difference between internal medicine doctors and specialist doctors is that internal medicine doctors specialize in treating both common illnesses and complex medical conditions that affect any of the internal organs. In this way, whereas specialists have their hands tied when it comes to a condition or illness that falls outside their specialty, internal medicine doctors function as a jack of all trades within the medical field.
Does the medical doctor see children at Sunshine State Medical Inc?
The medical doctor at Sunshine State Medical treats any patient that is 13 years of age or older. As such, we are not able to treat children and pediatric illnesses at Sunshine State Medical. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes you!
Does Sunshine State Medical accept insurance?
We are happy to accept most major medical insurance plans at Sunshine State Medical! The following is a list of the health insurance plans that we accept at our clinic:
- American Specialty Health Networks
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- Golden State Medicare Health Plan
- Medicare, including Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B
- UnitedHealthcare Oxford
If you receive health insurance coverage from an organization that is not listed above, please feel free to contact our financial administrator to see if we can work something out for you. We also provide financing options through CareCredit for those who do not have insurance or receive coverage from an incompatible organization. If you do receive coverage from any of the above-listed organizations, we kindly ask you to verify your coverage details with your provider before your appointment in order to avoid any complications or misunderstandings.
If you require the services of a primary care doctor in Orlando, FL, we would love to make your acquaintance at Sunshine State Medical, Inc!
For an appointment with us, we welcome you to schedule one through our website or call us during the hours of 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, or from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday. You can also request appointments for Friday. Sunshine State Medical is located at 5425 S Semoran Blvd, Suite 6A in Orlando, Florida. We serve patients from Orlando FL, Kissimmee FL, Oviedo FL, Lake Nona FL, Casselberry FL, Deltona FL, Winterpark FL, and Boggy Creek FL.