Primary Care in Philadelphia

Working with a primary care physician is more than just going in for a common cold. It’s being an integral part of a team that knows you, understands you, and takes the time to develop a history with you. That is why 9th Street Internal Medicine in Philadelphia offers comprehensive care to fit your individual needs. Our modern facilities and trained doctors are committed to your health and well-being. We offer multiple services including wellness care, medication management, disease management, and acute care. Our team of family medicine and internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitian, care manager and nurses realize that every patient is unique; therefore we spend the time to customize your care to best fit your individual health needs.

Our goal is to keep the patients of Philadelphia healthy, so we monitor every aspect of your health to prevent you from getting sick in the first place. We typically will conduct a full physical exam once a year. During this screening blood pressure, weight, blood work as well as a head to toe physical is conducted. There are many conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes that may have no symptoms whatsoever. However, if left untreated these conditions can lead to very serious problems.

What is Primary Care?

Your primary care physician is your first contact for health care, and your partner and advocate in negotiating every aspect of the healthcare system. As your family doctors, we can diagnose and treat conditions a range of conditions both chronic and acute. We can also work with specialists and other kinds of healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care not only in the office but in other settings such as hospitals and at home. Primary care is patient-centered care, dedicated to treating illness and supporting wellness for all ages and circumstances.

Access to a knowledgeable, caring doctor and regular office visits is a primary factor to better health, quality-of-life and longevity. 9th Street Internal Medicine provides the following:

Preventive Health Exams, Diagnostics and Risk Factor Identification

Routine physicals and screenings are important for prevention, risk factor identification and early intervention. Our services include:

Behavioral Health

9th Street Internal Medicine is offering behavioral health treatment for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Issues
  • Stress
  • Couples
  • Trauma
  • Chronic Pain

Behavioral health services are provided by Delaware County Professional Services (DCPS). DCPS is an outpatient mental health practice with 60 therapists and psychiatrists, servicing all ages and providing individual, couples and family therapies. Don’t put it off any longer. Please speak to your provider about scheduling an appointment. Insurance is accepted.

Evaluation and Management of Minor Illnesses and Injuries

We treat routine, non-emergency conditions and coordinate care for patients with undefined symptoms and complaints and new occurrences of pain.

Geriatric Medicine

We treat an array of chronic conditions associated with aging.

Diabetes Care

From prediabetes to gestational diabetes, we provide comprehensive monitoring and treatment for diabetes.

Urgent Care

We offer walk-in care for immediate treatment of unexpected illness and injuries that are not life-threatening.

Chronic Disease Management

Our medical team is skilled ongoing monitoring and management of chronic conditions such as:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious disease management
  • Endocrinology
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep
  • Asthma

COVID-19 Update

As your primary care providers, we at Ninth Street Internal Medicine and MDVIP would like to encourage everyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. We believe in both the safety and efficacy of this vaccine. If you would like to learn more about how mRNA vaccines work, we encourage you to visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html to learn more. Anyone who still has questions or reservations about getting the vaccine should schedule a phone appointment to discuss with your doctor. This vaccine is the best way for all of us to end this pandemic and get back to normal life!

We encourage everyone who is interested in receiving the vaccine to register with their local health department.

The vaccine is being offered in phases in an effort to get as many high-risk individuals vaccinated as quickly as possible. Please be patient as we go through these phases and understand there will be some variability based on your county of residence, and some of these phases will overlap. Currently we are in Phase 1a (healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities). Some areas are now starting Phase 1b (frontline essential workers, people over age 65, and younger adults with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, COPD, and others). There will be continued updates as vaccine is offered to additional groups, and checking your local health department website is the best way to know when it will be your turn.

We have applied through the Philadelphia Health Department to be a vaccine distributor, but we have not received any vaccine yet. We will send updates via email and the NSIM website if we are approved to distribute vaccine in the future. If you are offered the vaccine through your employer or pharmacy or local health department, you should get the vaccine that way. We will do our best to keep everyone updated as more information becomes available.

You can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and distribution here:

https://www.pennmedicine.org/coronavirus/vaccine
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

Sincerely,
Ninth Street Internal Medicine and MDVIP

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Call us at (215) 440-8681