Internal Medicine

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in La Mesa, El-Cajon and San Diego, CA

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine provides primary care services from experts in their field. Elahe Toulouie MD Inc. offers comprehensive care to anyone over 20 at offices in La Mesa, El Cajon, and San Diego, California. Dr. Toulouie and her team of experienced internists are highly skilled at diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions. Call your nearest office today to learn more about internal medicine or schedule a consultation online.

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine focuses on adults’ health and well-being. The Elahe Toulouie MD Inc. internists are highly skilled internal medicine physicians trained to provide comprehensive care for adult health issues, from routine checkups to complex medical conditions.

They strongly emphasize patient-centered care, which involves building a strong doctor-patient relationship, promoting patient engagement in their health care, and providing personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs and preferences.

What internal medicine services can I benefit from?

Some of the internal medicine services Elahe Toulouie MD Inc. provides include:


Chronic disease management

Internal medicine physicians have extensive experience managing chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and heart disease.


Preventive care

Internal medicine physicians provide preventive care services that help you avoid ill health. These services include cancer screenings, immunizations, and lifestyle counseling to help patients stay well and prevent future health problems.


Coordination of care

Internal medicine physicians often work closely with other healthcare providers to coordinate care and address all aspects of your health. This process could include therapists and specialists, like a cardiologist if you have heart problems or an endocrinologist if you have a hormonal disorder such as diabetes.

Is internal medicine the same as family medicine and primary care?

Primary care provides all your everyday healthcare needs. Unless there’s a life-threatening emergency and you need a hospital emergency room, primary care providers are the first people you contact about any health concerns.

Internal medicine and family medicine practices provide primary care services. The difference is that family medicine includes pediatrics. Internal medicine focuses on adult health — Elahe Toulouie MD Inc. delivers comprehensive care for people 20 and over.

Does my internal medicine provider help with urgent care?

One of the principal internal medicine services is diagnosing and treating acute health problems. Common conditions and symptoms that might need urgent care include:

  • Fevers
  • Strep throat and tonsillitis
  • Ear infections
  • Skin rash or hives
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Persistent vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Colds and flu
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath

Elahe Toulouie MD Inc. offers same-day appointments for urgent health concerns. You can also use the practice’s secure telehealth services if you can’t visit in person.

Call your nearest office today or book an internal medicine appointment online.