Internal Medicine

Dr.Rubia Sadiq is a primary care physician in the General Internal Medicine Clinic and specializes in maintaining long-term adult wellness. Dr. Sadiq gives collaborative care of patients with chronic medical illnesses, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and emphysema, throughout the various stages of their illness.

Conditions treated include, but are not limited to the following:

  • High Cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Colds
  • Depression
  • Physicals
  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Blood and Infections
  • Cancer and treatments
  • Digestion

Typical services provided by Internist:

Care for patients with undefined symptoms and complaints, such as:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • New occurrences of pain

Preventive screening services for health maintenance such as:

  • Mammograms
  • Pap smears
  • Routine colon cancer screening evaluations
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Preoperative evaluation of medical risks prior to surgery

It is our goal at the Benbrook Medical Center to help diagnosis and establish treatment recommendations. We coordinate with surgeons on patient care and give comprehensive management of medical needs for hospitalized patients.

The specialty of internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases - arteriosclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer may affect many internal organs of the body. The internist must then be trained to recognise and manage a broad range of diseases and, with the aging population, many patients with chronic and multiple disorders.

Internal Medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.

The general internist acts not only as a diagnostician but also a consultant in disease prevention and health promotion. Internists are trained to care for patients with multi-system diseases.