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To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. 
      
  -William Londen

What is Internal Medicine? 

Doctors of Internal Medicine focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults.

Internists are sometimes referred to as the "doctor's doctor," because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.
Internists are equipped to deal with whatever problem a patient brings -- no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex. 
 
They are specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and can handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time.
They also bring to patients an understanding of wellness (disease prevention and the promotion of health), women's health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.
In today's complex medical environment, internists take pride in caring for their patients for life -- in the office or clinic, during hospitalization and intensive care, and in nursing homes. When other medical specialists, such as surgeons or obstetricians, are involved, they coordinate their patient's care and manage difficult medical problems associated with that care.

During this time of National social distancing due to the COVID-19 our office is providing Telemedicine consultations only for current patients. The visit will be conducted via electronic communication to interact with Dr. Sam with non-recorded video meetings hosted by Zoom.us. This will allow us to continue your medical care, advice and assurance during this time. All appointments will be conducted in this manner for the safety of our patients and staff. Should you need medical advice from our office please have the Zoom.us app installed on any computer or smart device prior to your appointment time.  

All existing confidentiality protections under federal and California law apply to information used or disclosed during this consultation. This service will be in effect until the National order is lifted. 

​​Please visit these websites for more information:  
​https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
https://www.cdc.gov/
https://www.kerncounty.com/government/covid-19-dashboard