PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
Internal medicine physicians care for a wide range of conditions, from colds and flu to diabetes and arthritis pain.
The heart and soul of the practice
Internal Medicine encompasses a very wide range of topics. It is medicine for adults and covers all the ailments that adults can present with. Being able to provide evidence based medicine is both a challenge and a privileged. I enjoy being able to talk to patients about their disease and remedies. I don’t see my role as simply a prescribe of medications but rather using my knowledge to educate patients about their disease and treatments. Sometimes those remedies include herbal supplements. When patients take these supplements, there is a simple question to ask, where is the evidence that whatever substance they are taking actually works. Any good scientific study will account for those situations where a person improves but that has nothing to do with the treatment. Medical studies will show that in placebo group, x number of patients improved, in the treatment group y number of patient improved. A treatment is valid if y is bigger than x.
Because of the wide range of diseases, internal medicine allows for
- life long learning.
- Life long learning
- Evidence based Medicine
About Dr. Qais Wahidi
Growing up in West Sacramento, I always wanted to be a doctor. I was delighted to find out that I was going to University of the Pacific for my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. After obtaining my degree from UOP, I wanted to continue towards my goal and went to Chicago for my masters in physiology. While at Chicago Medical School, I began to gravitate towards internal medicine because it is always a challenge and provides for life long learning. After completing my residency, I moved back home to Folsom where I have worked as a hospitalist for the past 6 years.