What is Internal Medicine?
Doctors of internal medicine focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. (America College of Physicians)
How do you care for the whole patient?
Internists are equipped to deal with whatever problem a patient brings—no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex. They are specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and can handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time. They also bring to patients an understanding of wellness (disease prevention and the promotion of health), women's health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs. (American College of Physicians)
How do I become a patient of OIM?
As a growing practice, we are always accepting new patients. All it takes is a short phone call to one of our offices and our receptionists will get you set up with one of our five doctors. When you come for your first visit, remember to bring your driver's license and insurance card. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to your appointment to complete new patient paperwork.
Do you accept my insurance?
While we accept most major insurances, please call to confirm we do accept your insurance provider.
Can all of my family members come to your practice?
All of our doctors see adult patients (over 15 years of age). Some of our doctors also care for children and adolescents. If you are interested in learning more about which physician will best fit your and your family's needs, please call your local OIM office.
I am a Miami Student, can I be a patient at OIM?
Definitely. Our Oxford office is conveniently located uptown, easily accessible from on and off campus housing. We also offer a private lot with free parking. Call 513.513.4195 to schedule your first appointment.
What should I do if I have a prescription that expired?
If you take your medications on a daily or regular basis, please call the office when you need a reorder for your prescriptions. Allow 24-48 hours for all prescription refills. If you have taken a prescription in the past and are interested in restarting the medication, call the office to find out if the doctor will reorder it for you or if you will need to come in for a visit before receiving a new prescription.
What type of care will I receive from OIM if I go to the hospital?
One of the unique services our office provides is In-Patient care at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. That means, when Oxford Internal Medicine patients are admitted to the hospital, our physicians continue to provide internal medicine care for them. We are committed to caring for our patients, no matter where.
I am considering moving to a retirement community. Can I still be a patient of OIM?
Our practice cares for patients for as long as we can, which includes after transitions to new living arrangements. We work closely with area facilities to ensure all of our patients continue to receive the best care.