Internal Medicine

Robert Duhaney, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Dallas, TX

Internal medicine and primary care physician Robert Duhaney, MD, and the team at Medtopia Medical Clinic in Dallas, Texas, offer a comprehensive suite of internal medicine services to both men and women, including diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease, liver disease, autoimmune disease, neuropathy, and arthritis. To request your internal medicine appointment today, call the office or click the online scheduling tool.

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine is a branch of health care that works to diagnose, treat, and prevent both acute and chronic disease in adults. Internal medicine physicians, like those at Medtopia Medical Clinic, complete a four year medical school degree followed by a three year residency in internal medicine.

In addition to preventing and treating disease, internal medicine focuses on improving the quality of your health and life. Your doctor can provide you with tips and insights to lose weight, improve your energy levels, and get better sleep. 

What conditions does internal medicine treat?

At Medtopia Medical Clinic, patients can access a variety of internal medicine services, including diagnosis and treatment of:

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease, or chronic kidney failure, is an umbrella term used to describe the loss of kidney function. Two of the most common causes of chronic kidney disease are high blood pressure and unmanaged diabetes. 

Liver disease

Liver disease is an umbrella term that refers to any condition that damages the liver or prevents it from functioning at full capacity. Sometimes, liver disease occurs as a result of genetics. Other times, it’s a result of alcohol use or prescription medications.

Autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases are a group of diseases that cause your body’s immune system to attack your body. There are several types of autoimmune diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, and vasculitis. 

Neuropathy 

Neuropathy refers to permanent nerve damage. If you have neuropathy, you’re also at an increased risk of suffering cuts, wounds, and slow-healing ulcers. Unmanaged diabetes and alcoholism are two of the most common causes of neuropathy.

Arthritis 

Arthritis is a group of chronic diseases characterized by pain and swelling in the joints. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, posttraumatic arthritis, and gout. While there’s no cure for arthritis, proper treatment can ease pain and improve mobility.

How often should I have an internal medicine appointment?

The caring providers at Medtopia Medical Clinic recommend all adults participate in an internal medicine appointment at least once every year. 

Many chronic conditions such as arthritis and diabetes don’t present obvious symptoms in their early stages. Internal medicine works to pinpoint these issues in the beginning to prevent more serious problems later on.

Internal medicine also presents an opportunity to ask questions about your health and build a relationship with your doctor. 

To request your internal medicine appointment at Medtopia Medical Clinic today, call the office or click the online scheduling tool.