Internal Medicine

Vishaal Veerula, M.D. -  - Integrative Medicine Physician

Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine

Vishaal Veerula, M.D.

Integrative Medicine Physician & Internist located in Fort Wayne, IN

Internal medicine provides care to help you maintain wellness and overcome illnesses. At Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine in Fort Wayne, Indiana, board-certified internist and integrative medicine specialist Vishaal Veerula, MD, offers outstanding internal medicine services to men and women who have a broad range of acute and chronic illnesses. If you’re sick or just want to maintain or improve your health and well-being, call the office to request an appointment or use the online booking tool at any time.

Internal Medicine Q & A

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine is a specialty of health care that covers the broad spectrum of adult illness from any cause, whether chronic, acute, or urgent. As a practitioner of internal medicine, Dr. Veerula is known as an internist. He completed a course of standard internal medicine training to earn his board certification in this specialty.

Some internal medicine physicians go on to specialize in specific medical conditions or bodily systems, such as cardiology or pulmonology. As a general internist, Dr. Veerula continues to cover the entire field of internal medicine, where he plays a key role in promoting good health and preventing disease. 

Dr. Veerula can diagnose and treat a full spectrum of diseases and health conditions, excelling in diagnosing disparate symptoms and treating patients who have a combination of different health problems.

What’s the difference between internal medicine and integrative medicine?

Internal medicine focuses exclusively on adults and uses conventional medical treatments, such as pharmaceutical therapies, to treat a condition. Internal medicine often addresses specific symptoms or one health concern. Integrative medicine, however, looks at the whole person and how body, mind, and spirit contribute to the entirety of a person’s well-being.

Integrative medicine techniques may involve alternative strategies, such as IV nutrition therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional supplementation to support well-being. Dr. Veerula offers both internal medicine and integrative medicine approaches when treating his patients, so you get the best of both specialties.

When would I need to see a general internist?

Dr. Veerula can act as your primary care physician, providing sick visits, wellness exams, and urgent care. If you have a medical emergency, such as uncontrolled bleeding or chest pains that suggest a heart attack, visit your local emergency room right away. But other urgent needs, such as flu symptoms or diarrhea, are in Dr. Veerula’s scope of practice. 

If you have an urgent need that doesn’t warrant an ER visit but can’t wait until tomorrow, schedule a same-day visit.

Dr. Veerula also provides annual physicals to help keep tabs on your health. School and employment physicals are also available at all times.

He can also manage any chronic conditions you have, such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes. General internist training concentrates on frequently encountered medical problems like colds and headaches but also includes training and experience in medical specialties like:

  • Endocrinology
  • Rheumatology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology
  • Ear, nose, and throat

Having expertise in all these different areas of medicine allows Dr. Veerula to consider the patient as a whole and provide comprehensive care that addresses all the factors impacting your health.

For comprehensive internal medicine care, call Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine or request your appointment online.