Internal Medicine Specialist

Internal Medicine Specialist located in Edina, MN

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Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine at The Doctor’s House is a unique experience. Dr. Okulaja realized a few years into practicing internal medicine, that physicians where mostly trained on how to treat illnesses and not to keep people well.

Internal Medicine at The Doctor’s House focuses not only on treating chronic illnesses and diseases, but also keeping you well and vibrant as you age gracefully.

Internal Medicine is the practice of medicine in adults and covers a wide spectrum of care: preventative care, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune diseases, etc.

If you are dealing with or at risk of an illness or chronic disease, please turn to The Doctor’s House for exceptional primary care.

Internal Medicine Q & A

How is Internal Medicine Practiced at The Doctor’s House?

Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of internal diseases. Doctors specializing in internal medicine are called internists, or physicians.

At The Doctor’s House, internal medicine is a unique experience, in that we not only focus on the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of illness, but we also focus in root cause, wellness medicine, and helping you age gracefully.

Internal medicine at The Doctor’s House includes medical evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments of common chronic diseases, illnesses, and injuries, as well as root cause medicine.

Root cause is finding the underlying causes of disease which may due to medical and non-medical causes, and instituting appropriate treatment based on the underlying cause. 

As Dr. Okulaja would say, if we are going to get rid of a tree, we do not cut the branches, we uproot it.

At The Doctor’s House we work hard to ensure the best outcomes for you and your family. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today!

Which conditions do we treat at The Doctor’s House?

Internal medicine specialists diagnose and treat many of the following conditions:

  • Preventive care: Annual physicals/wellness visits
  • Annual medicare wellness visits
  • Annual Medicine Consultation/Concierge services
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Medical Weight loss
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol 
  • Cardiac issues
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues

Services offered at The Doctor’s House include annual medical wellness visits, preventative health visits, or annual physicals.

What health benefits can you expect from coming to The Doctor’s House?

Overall Improved vitality. Control of medical illness, overall health improvement in terms of vitality and energy levels, lower risk of serious medical problems, and improvement in emotional well-being. At The Doctor’s House we have exceptionally low hospital admissions rate because we strive to keep our patients well and out of the hospital.

How does my internal medicine specialist diagnose my condition?

To find out which type of internal medicine problem you or a loved one has, Dr. Okulaja and her team will review your medical history, symptoms, and complete a comprehensive physical exam, as well as other evaluations to help determine the root cause of your symptoms.

Blood tests, urine tests, breathing tests, heart-function tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures may be utilized to help diagnose the root cause of the problem.

Please be aware, however you may need to clear some of these tests and investigations with your insurance company.

Which internal medicine treatments are available?

Dr. Okulaja tailors internal medicine treatments based on your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. Common recommendations available as part of internal medicine care at The Doctor’s House include:

  • Diet changes
  • More exercise
  • Vitamin mineral supplementation
  • IV infusions
  • Oral medications
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Healthy weight management
  • Injections
  • Inhalers
  • Physical therapy
  • Specialist referrals

Specialist Referral:

Dr. Okulaja may refer you to a specialist as needed for complex diseases, serious injuries, and severe illnesses. She always has your best interest at heart and follows up with you as needed to enhance health outcomes.

To learn more about internal medicine at The Doctor’s House, call the office or use the online booking feature today.