At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Atlanta, our internal medicine department is committed to the needs of our patients, helping to design personalized treatment plans for a wide range of cancers. Our internists at our Atlanta-area hospital diagnose, treat and educate patients. An internist is trained to treat patients with a wide range of medical problems and chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, infections and cancer, as well as diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, the digestive system, respiratory system and vascular system.
General internists manage a broad spectrum of illnesses that affect patients. These conditions are not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system. Our Georgia internists are trained and educated in helping patients prevent and manage diseases and other health conditions, working closely with patients to educate them on their diagnosis and treatments. Internists work closely with other members of the patient’s care team to design and recommend a comprehensive, integrative treatment plan. At our hospital near Atlanta, internists work in various departments that provide care for cancer patients, including intake, intensive care, critical care, metabolic support, quality of life and survivorship.
Internists at our Georgia cancer center are part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to personalized care. Our doctors and clinicians work together in one location, communicating daily, coordinating treatments and delivering integrative cancer treatment designed to attack the cancer and help patients manage related side effects. This whole-person care is delivered in part with the use of evidenced-informed supportive therapies, which help support patients’ quality of life by helping them stay strong throughout treatment. Supportive care services include nutrition therapy, pain management, naturopathic medicine, oncology rehabilitation, mind-body medicine, spiritual support, chiropractic care and acupuncture.