Internal Medicine Doctor

Primary Care Doctor located in Hampstead, NC

Internal medicine doctors specialize in taking care of complicated and complex diseases.  We don't do surgery, but we manage everything else in adults from rashes to heart issues, kidney failure to diabetes.  Internists complete additional intensive training after medical school, usually in hospitals, intensive care units, and specialty clinics. 

If you have multiple diseases and are tired of seeing so many doctors, or if you just want an expert to review your case, the internal medicine specialists at Hampstead Internal Medicine in Hampstead, North Carolina, are here for you. James Manning, MD, and Holly Kilian, FNP, have over 15 years experience practicing medicine and has worked in clinics, emergency departments, and critical care units.  If you're looking for an expert evaluation, schedule an appointment by phone or online today. 

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine diagnoses and treats adult illnesses, injuries, and diseases. Hampstead Internal Medicine specializes in chronic care management while improving the health and well-being of patients by minimizing symptoms.  

What conditions does internal medicine address?

The specialists at Hampstead Internal Medicine often screen for and treat the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Acute illnesses
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Kidney disease

After diagnosing one or more of these conditions, Hampstead Internal Medicine offers personalized treatment plans.

What happens during internal medicine visits?

During your appointment at Hampstead Internal Medicine, a friendly team member completes the following:

Vital signs check: Your provider evaluates your pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and body weight.

Medical history review: They discuss your medical history, including your medications, lifestyle habits, symptoms, past diagnoses, and more.

Medical exam: During a medical exam, the Hampstead Internal Medicine team evaluates your breathing, heartbeat, throat, eyes, ears, neck, reflexes, limbs, and more. Hampstead Internal Medicine offers pelvic exams and Pap tests for women and prostate evaluations for men.

Diagnostic testing: Your provider may suggest on-site urine or blood tests, heart function tests, allergy or asthma tests, imaging procedures, or additional diagnostic testing to uncover a condition and find the appropriate treatment.

Treatments: Depending on your health and diagnosis, the experts at Hampstead Internal Medicine might recommend watchful waiting, rest and fluids, over-the-counter or prescription medicines, physical therapy, injections, or other treatments. They refer you to a specialist whenever needed for complex medical issues.

When should I schedule internal medicine appointments?

Anytime you experience unusual or new symptoms, see the Hampstead Internal Medicine experts for an evaluation. You might need periodic follow-up appointments if you have an injury, illness, or chronic disease. If you’re in good health, book a wellness visit yearly. 

Dr. Manning and his team are accepting most insurance plans including Medicare and VA Community Care.  Schedule an internal medicine evaluation at Hampstead Internal Medicine by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.