What is Internal Medicine?
An internist is a physician who has completed residency training in Internal Medicine. Internal Medicine focuses on the health care needs of adults ages 18 and over. In addition to providing primary care services to adults, internists have been trained to care for critically ill patients in hospitals. They have diagnosed and treated a wide variety of medical diseases that may affect you now and as you grow older.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has undergone advanced formal education and training in a wide range of health care services. Nurse practitioners are skilled in physical examination and the treatment of many common primary care and gynecologic problems, both acute and chronic. They provide some of the same care as physicians including writing prescriptions and referring to specialists. They have close working relationships with physicians.
What is the difference between Internal Medicine, Family Practice and General Practice?
Family practice doctors receive three years of training in adult medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. Family practice doctors take care of families. Internal medicine doctors receive three years of training in adult medicine only; they have undergone specialized training in preventing, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of medical illnesses, including critically ill patients. General practice doctors in the past took care of all types of medical problems. General practice doctors do not have board certification in a medical specialty.
Are you accepting new patients?
YES, we are currently accepting new patients aged 21 and older.
How do I get a medication refill?
To get a refill on your medications please have your pharmacy contact us either electronically or by fax at (727) 820-7801. We will process your request within 48 hours of receiving the fax. Please make sure you request your medications prior to running out of them.
How do I get a copy of my medical records?
To obtain a copy of your medical records the Zimmer Medical Group requires a signed release form or letter before the request can be processed. You may access and download the release form by clicking here or you can fill out the request at our front desk or you may fax or mail us a brief letter. You must state that you want a copy of your records and to whom they are to be sent to in the letter, along with your full name, current address, D.O.B., daytime telephone number and legal signature. You also may access your records through our newly implemented Electronic Medical Records patient portal by simply clicking here. You may gain access to this area after receiving your user name and password from a Zimmer Medical Group staff member. This will provide access to your records, history and lab results.