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Internal Medicine

Primary Care for Adults

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine services encompass a full spectrum of care, from primary medicine to specialty services in southwest Louisiana. These services include:

General Internal Medicine

Treatment of complicated medical problems for both ongoing outpatient care and oversight of inpatient hospitalizations.


Prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of conditions of the heart, blood vessels, and circulatory system. Interventional cardiology conducts cardiac catheterizations and procedures, including angioplasty. Electrophysiology diagnoses and treats disorders of the heart rhythm, often through catheterization techniques.


Treatment of skin disorders. Endocrinology Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the major glands of the body, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other metabolic diseases.


Diagnosis and treatment of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas.


Care of the elderly and special expertise in dealing with issues of the frail elderly and dementia.


Diagnosis and treatment in diseases of the blood and cancer including chemotherapy, treatment of problems in coagulation, anemia, and other blood disorders.

Infectious Disease

Diagnosis and treatment of patients with infections and fevers.


Treatment of diseases of the kidney and hypertension including patients with chronic renal failure.

Pulmonary/Critical Care

Diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease.


Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the joints and soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, and bones), and care for patients with arthritis, gout, tendonitis and a variety of other disorders.