Stefan Frolov, M.D.

Internal Medicine
 


About Internal Medicine :



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. 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. Internists are sometimes referred to as the "doctor's doctor," because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.





Stefan Frolov, M.D. specializes in all aspects of internal medicine with a focus on neurology, endocrinology and cardiology.  Providing his patients with a high level of individual care in a timely manner is a top priority for Dr. Frolov. He states, "It's important to get it right and to get it right on time. I believe scheduling must be altered to accommodate need. If one of my patients requires more attention, I will find time to address that need." 

Our goals are to:

 

Provide you with excellent, patient-centered general internal medical care

Assure you that you will always have access to the physician to address your specific health care needs

Serve as your consultant in diagnosing and treating difficult, undifferentiated problems

 

Clinical Expertise Areas:

 

Complex and Interacting Medical Conditions

Diabetes

Gastrointestinal and Cardiac Disease

Musculoskeletal Disease

Wellness and Disease Prevention

Comprehensive Physicals

Doctors use a physical exam to see how the body is performing. Depending on a patient’s personal health history, Dr. Frolov may choose to focus on certain areas of a physical exam. People with a family history of heart disease may receive additional blood pressure checks, blood tests, and cholesterol screenings. 

Based on test results, age, and personal health history, it is also an opportunity to discuss future prevention measures.

An average physical exam may include the following components:

  • Updated healthy history: a doctor may ask to be updated on new developments including job and relationships, as well as medications or supplements.
  • Vital sign checks: This includes taking a blood pressure reading, and checking heart rate and respiratory rate. At a minimum, blood pressure should be checked every two years.
  • Visual exam: the doctor will review a patient’s appearance for signs of any potential conditions.
  • Physical exams: A thorough physical exam including checking the head and neck, abdominal area, hair, nails, and limbs. The doctor will also listen to the heart and lungs.
  • Laboratory tests: To complete the physical, the doctor may draw blood in order to run several laboratory tests. These can include a complete blood count and chemistry panel. This helps detect irregularities in the blood that might indicate a larger problem. They may request a lipid panel, or cholesterol test, if a patient has an increased risk of heart attack, heart disease, or stroke.


To read more regarding the importance of an annual physical exam see this article in ehow website

 

 

We accept most PPO

Insurances Companies:

 

AARP

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