Internal Medicine Specialist

Gail Zimmerman, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Gail Zimmerman, MD

Internal Medicine & Preventative Medicine Specialist located in Bay Head, NJ

Internal medicine physicians work to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness in adults. At her practice in Bay Head, New Jersey, expert internal medicine physician Gail Zimmerman, MD, proudly offers a full suite of internal medicine services to both men and women, including preventive exams, laboratory testing, and immunizations. If you’ve recently moved to the area or want to establish care with a new physician, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine is a branch of health care focused on the health and well-being of adults. Internists like Dr. Zimmerman have special training in diagnosing, treating, and preventing common medical conditions that affect the body, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis.

Participating in internal medicine is one of the easiest and most effective ways to preserve your physical health. It can catch serious problems early on when they’re easiest to treat. It also presents an opportunity to discuss concerns and build a relationship with Dr. Zimmerman.

What services are included in internal medicine?

Dr. Zimmerman offers an array of internal medicine services, including:

Physical exams

A physical exam provides key insights on your overall health. It can also alert you to health problems that don’t present obvious symptoms such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. 

Laboratory testing

Laboratory testing uses samples of blood, urine, or tissue to diagnose issues such as high blood sugar or thyroid disease. Dr. Zimmerman offers a variety of laboratory testing services including complete blood counts (CBC), urinalysis, STD testing, and rapid strep and viral culture tests.

Immunizations

Immunizations support your immune system and lower your risk of life-threatening illnesses. Dr. Zimmerman provides all types of immunizations including the flu shot, the chickenpox vaccine, and the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Preventive exams 

As you get older, you’re also more susceptible to certain health problems. Dr. Zimmerman offers preventive exams for both men and women, including prostate exams, Pap tests, and mammograms. 

Diagnostic imaging

If you break a bone or suffer a sports-related injury, diagnostic imaging can pinpoint the source of your discomfort. Dr. Zimmerman regularly conducts X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs).  

How often should I participate in internal medicine?

Dr. Zimmerman recommends all adults participate in an internal medicine exam at least once a year. Even if you feel relatively healthy, it’s important you regularly check in on your well-being. 

You should also schedule an appointment if you notice any changes in your energy levels or sleep patterns. These issues may point to a more serious condition such as a hormonal imbalance or nutritional deficiency. 

If it's been more than a year since your last internal medicine appointment, get in touch with Gail Zimmerman, MD, today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.