The internal medicine department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical conditions. Internal medicine doctors are referred to as internists. Internists apply clinical expertise to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases. Internists treat chronic and serious medical problems such as diabetes, infections and cancer, as well as diseases that affect the heart, blood, kidneys and joints and conditions of the digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. Internists also treat chronic illnesses such as hypertension, allergies and asthma. Our internists in Philadelphia work closely with an extended care team committed to delivering comprehensive, integrative care tailored to the needs of each patient.
The internists at our Philadelphia cancer center manage patients’ overall health and address common side effects that may result from cancer or its treatment. Patients undergoing cancer treatment may also have pre-existing conditions that also need treatment and management. At our state-of-the-art cancer care center in Pennsylvania, internists and other doctors and clinicians combine advanced treatments designed to attack the disease with supportive therapies designed to help manage related side effects.
Anthony Perre, MD, is an internist and the Director of New Patient Intake and Vice Chief of Administrative Affairs at Eastern in Philadelphia. A Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor himself, Dr. Perre understands the treatment journey on a personal level. He believes it is important to listen and respond to patients' needs on all levels—physical, emotional and spiritual. Dr. Perre, who is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, has a special interest in diabetic management and works closely with patients to identify barriers to their treatment and recovery.