Dr. Jennifer Johnson-Caldwell MD
Internal Medicine located in Houston, TX
The team at Dr. Jennifer Johnson-Caldwell MD diagnoses, treats, and prevents a variety of illnesses at their office in Houston, Texas. Internal medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on caring for adult health. Whether you just turned 16 or have recently retired, Dr. Johnson-Caldwell and the team have the specialized training and experience to meet your unique health care needs. Call Dr. Jennifer Johnson-Caldwell MD, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more. Telemedicine appointments are available.
Internal Medicine Q & A
What is internal medicine?
Internal medicine is a medical specialty in which doctors diagnose, treat, prevent, and manage common health conditions in adults. As internal medicine specialists, Dr. Johnson-Caldwell and her team prioritize prevention. Preventing disease is far more effective than treating a chronic illness once it’s already begun impacting your health.
With regular visits to Dr. Jennifer Johnson-Caldwell MD, the team can track and monitor your health from year to year. Regular contact allows the team to identify early signs of illness or disease, so they’re easier to treat.
Which medical conditions can internal medicine doctors treat?
Internal medicine physicians can diagnose, treat, and manage any medical condition that doesn’t require specialized treatment, like cancer. Common conditions that Dr. Johnson-Caldwell and the team manage and treat at their office include:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heart disease
- Acute illness (strep throat, flu, etc.)
- Ear infection
- High cholesterol
If you require care from a specialist, such as a gastroenterologist or an oncologist, Dr. Jennifer Johnson-Caldwell MD can create a referral for you.
What services does internal medicine include?
Maintaining your health is a priority for Dr. Johnson-Caldwell and the team. To ensure you receive comprehensive care, they may recommend any of the following internal medicine services:
An annual physical exam is a yearly assessment of your health. The team records your height and weight, checks your vitals, reviews your medical history, and performs a full physical assessment during these visits.
Your provider listens to your heart and lungs, checks your ears, nose, and throat, and palpates your abdomen to inspect your organ size and location. These annual visits are also the perfect time to ask questions and talk to the team about any health concerns you have.
Immunizations protect you and your community from potentially life-threatening infections and viruses. If you’re due for a vaccine, your provider can administer it.
Blood work, saliva testing, and urinalysis are lab tests that can give the team a better understanding of your health.
Nutrition is the backbone of good health. If you’re overweight or at risk of a chronic illness, like diabetes and heart disease, the team can recommend diet changes for improving your health.
To learn more about the internal medicine services available at Dr. Jennifer Johnson-Caldwell MD, call or book an appointment online today.