Family Medicine

Family Medicine services offered in Alexandria and Lansdowne, VA

Family medicine practitioners have the opportunity to form life-long relationships with you and your loved ones, helping you through every step of your health journey. The team at CN Internal Medicine in Alexandria and Lansdowne, Virginia, offers family medicine services to help you and your entire family achieve the best health possible during every transitional stage. Call the nearest office today or schedule your in-person or telehealth appointment online to learn more about family medicine.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

At CN Internal Medicine, family medicine is an area of health care that specializes in diagnosing and treating health problems in people 18 or older. Your health needs often change dramatically as you move through the unique stages of your life. Through primary care, you meet with your family medicine specialist to maintain an ongoing record of your health, making it easier to identify subtle changes that could indicate a serious underlying condition as well as ensuring you receive the proper health screenings and tests to keep healthy. Family medicine also provides an opportunity to receive important lifestyle guidance as you look forward to the future. CN Internal Medicine is an adult primary care practice with compassionate providers who are ready to help you and your family with your health concerns and goals.

How do I prepare for my family medicine visit?

You can prepare for your visit by gathering any information needed to ensure your provider can understand as much as possible about your health. This includes writing down any prescription medications and supplements you take. If you or your loved one is visiting CN Internal Medicine, you may also want to write a list of questions or concerns you have.

What happens during a family medicine consultation?

During your family medicine consultation, your provider reviews your medical and family history. If you have a new or ongoing health issue, they may also ask about your symptoms and conduct a physical exam to look for signs of disease. They often take a measure of your blood pressure, weight, and height, check inside your ears and throat, and palpate your organs to find any abnormalities. The information they gather at your physical can help determine if you’re at risk for certain issues like obesity, diabetes, or heart disease. You may need lab tests like bloodwork, urinalysis, or stool samples. Finally, your provider discusses their findings and makes recommendations for treatments as needed. 

What does family medicine treat?

Family medicine at CN Internal Medicine treats a variety of acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Skin rashes
  • COVID-19
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Women’s health issues
  • Men’s health issues
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Allergies
  • Nutritional deficiencies

The team at CN Internal Medicine provides the health screenings and treatments you need on-site so you and your family can receive convenient, seamless health care. Call CN Internal Medicine today or schedule your family medicine appointment online. Telehealth is also available for many treatments.