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Chapel Hill Internal Medicine

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Practice Overview

Chapel Hill Internal Medicine is a multi-specialty practice providing a broad spectrum of services for its adult patients, including internal medicine, cardiology, and gastroenterology. Our physicians are all board certified in their areas of expertise.

Aside from health maintenance exams and care for acute and chronic medical problems, Chapel Hill Internal Medicine provides many other services usually found only in larger facilities. These include an on-site laboratory, stress tests, echocardiography, nutritional counseling and screening colonoscopy services.

Laboratory:
The laboratory at Chapel Hill Internal Medicine is certified annually by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA). The Commission provides quality assurance throughout the year. Blind testing on a standard specimen is conducted, and our results are sent to COLA to be sure our equipment and techniques result in accurate lab values. Tests ordered by your physician that cannot be performed in our lab are sent to LabCorp, and LabCorp will bill your insurance company.

Cardiology:
Chapel Hill Internal Medicine provides cardiology consultation by Dr. Beth S. Rosenberg, M.D. If indicated, your physician may refer you for an exercise stress test where you will exercise on a treadmill in order to observe the performance of your heart muscle. An impaired GXT may lead to an exercise stress test which combines walking on the treadmill and visualizing the heart muscle with echocardiography. Echocardiography is also used in diagnosing and treating problems with heart valves and rhythm disturbance.

GI Unit:
Screening colonoscopy is now a covered benefit by almost all insurance companies for the early detection of colon cancer. Polyps that may lead to colon cancer are frequently found on screening colonoscopy and removed as part of the procedure. If you are over the age of 50 you should have a screening colonoscopy. If a member of your immediate family has had colon cancer, your physician may recommend screening colonoscopy earlier than age 50. Endoscopy is a procedure that examines your esophagus and stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a common problem. Acid coming up from the stomach may cause irritation of the esophagus, and early detection leads to appropriate treatment with medication. Our GI physicians are performing GI procedures at the new UNC Health Care facility in Hillsborough