Patients see an internal medicine physician for routine medical care or when they have concerns about possible health issues. Dr. El Asmar treats non-life-threatening conditions. Patients experiencing potentially life-threatening symptoms should go to the nearest emergency room.
As an internal medicine physician, Dr. El Asmar emphasizes the importance of detecting health problems as early as possible and trying to prevent such health problems, including diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and abdominal pain. In addition to providing treatment, Dr. El Asmar provides annual wellness exams and health screenings, such as cholesterol, diabetes, and blood pressure.
The most common conditions we treat are:
Certain diagnostic tests require patients to fast for a period of time before their appointment. Whether or not patients need to fast before an appointment depends on the type of tests they get. Dr. El Asmar recommends patients follow the instructions, such refraining from eating or drinking anything except water after a certain time. Some patients might be asked to arrive early for their appointment to fill out paperwork.
Patients let their primary care physician know about any needed refills when they come in for an appointment. Dr. El Asmar recommends that patients who need their prescriptions refilled but don’t have a scheduled appointment ask their pharmacist to contact him for authorization.
Patients who need a copy of their medical records should file a request with their primary care physician. Depending on processing times, copies can take up to a 1 week to be ready. When making the request, ask about any applicable fees for the records. Call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. El Asmar at IMD Medical Group.