Robert Schwab, M.D.
Carrie Hoarty, M.D.
Jeremiah Gums, M.D.
In general, internal medicine is just medicine for adults.
We see anything from acute problems like strep throat or sprained ankles to people with diabetes and heart disease and high blood pressure and asthma and many, many other health problems that may arise.
We kind of specialize in diagnosing diseases that aren't necessarily well-defined, things that are maybe complicated or complex.
Some people consider us the quarterback of the medical team so if anyone has medical specialists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, or anything like that we're in communication with all the specialists.
We take care of the whole person.
We see patients for health care maintenance and we like to see patients when they are healthy so when they do develop diseases later on even if they don't, we can kind of handle the problems as they arise.
We do spend a lot of time counseling and talking about the things that prevent problems in health care and we always talk about heart disease, cancer, and stroke because those are the three big things, we will by odds most likely get.
The key though is to see people and treat people before those things happen. One thing that's great about Boys Town Internal Medicine is that the physicians that we have here trained in a primary care program.
We have very good background for taking care of young to older adults. We spend a lot of time listening to patients and letting them be part of the decision-making process in terms of their health care, I think that's very important.
We function somewhat like a small family. We take care of each other, and we want to make sure we take good care of our patients.