Pierre Physician Group
Internal Medicine located in Downtown Houston, TX
Finding a skilled physician with the ability to diagnose and treat a wide range of adult health conditions can be challenging, but Mariette Pierre, MD, can help. At her clinic, Pierre Physician Group, Dr. Pierre brings her experience in internal medicine to men and women in the downtown Houston area. To protect your health with personalized preventive care, or to get help managing an existing condition, call Pierre Physician Group or schedule an appointment online today.
Internal Medicine Q & A
What is internal medicine?
Internal medicine is an area of health care focusing on adult care. These physicians undergo extensive training that focuses on not only diagnosing and treating illness but also promoting good health and preventing disease. A doctor trained in internal medicine can help with any medical condition, no matter how rare or complex.
As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Pierre works closely with you to manage a wide range of chronic illnesses and conditions, including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Dr. Pierre also strongly believes in preventive care for a longer life. When acting as your primary care provider, she makes sure you stay up-to-date on the recommended health screenings based on your age, gender, personal risks, and overall health. These types of tests usually involve screenings for breast or cervical cancer, prostate cancer, or colon cancer.
What can I expect during a physical exam?
Your physical exam at Pierre Physician Group provides a valuable opportunity to raise any questions or concerns you may have regarding your overall health while also building a trusted relationship with Dr. Pierre.
During your physical exam, Dr. Pierre checks your health by:
- Visually checking you for signs of illness
- Listening to your body for indications of dysfunction
- Tapping on specific areas of your body to look for issues
- Palpating certain parts of your body for signs of irregularity
This physical portion of your exam helps Dr. Pierre gather essential information that could indicate potential health problems requiring additional testing.
What is a Medicare wellness exam?
As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Pierre also offers annual Medicare wellness exams for men and women over 65 years of age. These exams are a benefit for Medicare recipients and don’t require a copayment.
During your Medicare wellness exam, Dr. Pierre reviews your personal and family medical history, discusses any changes or concerns regarding your health, and measures your vital signs, like blood pressure, heart rate, and weight.
A Medicare wellness exam also includes:
- Blood tests
- Preventive screenings
- Body mass index (BMI) measurement
- A simple vision test
- Depression assessment
- Tests for cognitive impairment
Dr. Pierre also works closely with you to identify any areas of your health you’d like to improve, like reducing stress, quitting smoking, or losing weight.
To partner with an internal medicine physician you can trust, call Pierre Physician Group or schedule an appointment online today.