Doctors that practice internal medicine are called internists and, instead of focusing on one particular ailment or type of procedure, internists prepare themselves to diagnose and treat a wide variety of adult diseases. During their education, internists go through the same medical training that other doctors go through and receive the title of MD after passing through all the required qualifications.
Just like other doctors, internists spend time under supervision in a hospital before they begin a residency. When this residency ends, most doctors begin thinking about a specialty, while an internist chooses to specialize in the initial diagnoses that will determine where a patient should go for more serious problems.
Internists also work in hospitals as frontline advocates for patients by determining which specialist they need for each situation.
As a Primary Care Physician, Dr. Cruz provides long-term, comprehensive care and has extensive experience in diagnosing and addressing numerous issues, such as:
Dr. Cruz is highly trained in identifying problems and will help you navigate the healthcare system to get you the help you need. Dr. Cruz is also highly adept at helping you manage chronic conditions or complex medical problems by serving as a point person for your health care.
One of the biggest roles Dr. Cruz will play in your health is to recognize when, and if, you need the care of a specialist or hospitalization. To that end, Dr. Cruz works with all of the hospitals in the Orlando area, as well as with a network of healthcare providers, to ensure that you receive the proper treatment for your condition, and he will coordinate your health care from all angles.
One of the most important roles Dr. Cruz plays in your overall health and wellness is educating you on effective preventive care. Dr. Cruz will help you avoid illness through changes in diet and lifestyle, as well as prescription drug use. Also, he will monitor your health and any chronic conditions you may have to preemptively address any issues before they become major problems.