Dr. Warren, Dr. Beda, and Dr. Lee believe that internists are optimally suited to provide primary care for the adult patient. They have trained hard to become experts in disease prevention, early detection, and health promotion. Their focused approach can help you. Research shows us that many opportunities to prevent disease and to prevent complications of existing diseases are still missed – we want to remedy that. From cancer screening to preventing cardiovascular disease to PrEP, we want to keep you healthy!
Sore throat? Sprained knee? Came back from your trip with souvenirs AND diarrhea? We can treat that! Call us for urgent care.
CDC data lists heart disease as the leading cause of death in the US as of 2015. We are passionate about preventing heart disease, or if you have it, treating it aggressively. We stay current on the latest evidence-based care, including exercise, nutrition, medication, and advanced lab testing and imaging.
Wise Patient Internal Medicine provides contraception counseling, routine pap smears, breast exams, and diagnostic gynecological exams for symptoms you may be experiencing. We follow the US Preventive Task Force guidelines and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology guidelines for making sure you are up to date on cancer screening for your age group and medical history. If your have symptoms that require advanced care or further imaging we work closely with trusted gynecologists to ensure your needs are met.
We currently do not place IUDs, but we do take them out when they are at the end of their usefulness. We are happy to refer you to a gynecologist for IUD insertions.
Mental Health and Behavioral Health
The U.S. Department of health estimates that only about 17% of U.S. adults are considered to be in a state of optimal mental health. Your care at Wise Patient will always be composed of both physical and mental health.
We work with you to figure out what resources will help your specific situation, whether that means medication to treat your condition, or a referral to a therapist.
If you have previously been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD our providers will help manage your medications after reviewing your past records confirming your diagnosis. Please have your records with you at your first appointment or faxed to us before your appointment. We do not start patients on stimulants without thorough evaluation from an outside licensed mental health provider.
Weight Loss Medicine
You will never hear us say, “Just eat less, and exercise more!” Weight loss is complicated, hard, and greatly determined by your genetic predisposition. Everybody is different. The rapidly growing field of obesity medicine research has just begun to illuminate the complexities at hand. Both of our providers are board-certified in Obesity Medicine and take an evidence-based approach to nutritional counseling and medication management.
Medically supervised weight loss can ensure you are losing weight in a healthy fashion. Using our body composition scale at each visit, we can ensure your percent fat is decreasing and not your muscle mass.
We provide affirming services for transgender and genderqueer people via the Informed Consent model, including hormone therapy, pre-op medical evaluations, and of course whole-person primary care. Dr. Beda has 7+ years of experience with providing hormone treatment. We have a gender-neutral single-toilet bathroom and a small quiet waiting room. We also provide PrEP.
Does diabetes run in your family? Have you been told you are “pre-diabetic”? Are you worried about insulin resistance? Or do you already carry a diagnosis of diabetes? We will work closely with you to manage your glucose and prevent complications, through exercise, nutrition, and medication (including insulin management if required). We manage the care of most people with diabetes in-house and find that our availability combined with our health coach horsepower means it is rare to need to refer outside to an endocrinologist.
Unsure if we treat your condition? Call us!
Internists are equipped to deal with most problems a patient brings — from common to rare, simple to complex. They are specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and can handle advanced chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses are interacting with one another. When other medical specialists are involved, internists help coordinate their patient’s care and manage difficult medical problems associated with that care.
Some common conditions we see:
- Headaches and Neurological Concerns
- Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Concerns
- Musculoskeletal Concerns
- Kidney disease
- Thyroid disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Allergies and Asthma
- STIs (sexually transmitted infections including screening and treatment)
Still have questions? Give a call (206-466-5937) and we would be happy to answer any questions or concerns.