Adult Medicine Specialist

Atlantic Coast Spine & Pain Center

R. Blake Kline, MD

Interventional Pain Management & Anesthesiologist located in Conway, SC

As you get older, you become more susceptible to chronic conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Regular adult medicine checkups can catch these and other issues early on when they’re easiest to treat. At Atlantic Coast Spine & Pain Center, R. Blake Kline, MD, provides a comprehensive suite of adult medicine services, including physicals, lab tests, and preventive screenings. To make an appointment at the practice in Conway, South Carolina, call the office today, or click the online booking feature.

Adult Medicine Q & A

What is adult medicine?

Adult medicine, or internal medicine, provides all-inclusive health care to people 18 and older. Adult medicine providers, like Dr. Kline, diagnose and treat most acute and chronic health problems. They also provide nutritional counseling, educate you on the importance of healthy living, and monitor your health goals over time. 

What types of training do adult medicine providers receive?

Adult medicine providers like Dr. Kline complete four years of traditional medical school, followed by three years of residency training. A residency focuses on a particular medical specialty, like cardiology or interventional pain management. 

What services does adult medicine provide?

At Atlantic Coast Spine &  Pain Center, Dr. Kline offers a variety of adult medicine services, including:

Physical exams

A physical exam assesses your general well-being. It presents an opportunity to ask Dr. Kline questions or discuss unusual symptoms. Even if you feel healthy, it’s important to schedule a physical exam at least once a year.

Laboratory testing

Laboratory testing analyzes samples of your bodily fluids, like blood, urine, or saliva. Lab tests can identify potentially serious health problems, including high cholesterol, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances.

Diagnostic imaging

Diagnostic imaging uses cutting-edge technology to capture photos of your hard and soft tissues. Imaging procedures, like X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan can help Dr. Kline diagnose arthritic joints, fractures, or a ruptured tendon. 

Prescription medication

If you have an acute or chronic condition that requires medication, Dr. Kline can write you a prescription. When you run out, Dr. Kline can supply you with a refill.

Physical therapy

If you’re diagnosed with a musculoskeletal condition like sciatica or arthritis, Dr. Kline might recommend physical therapy as part of your treatment. Physical therapy uses stretches, strengthening exercises, and other modalities to encourage your body’s healing process. 

Preventive screenings

As you age, you also become more susceptible to certain health problems. Preventive screenings work to catch potentially serious issues early on when they’re first developing. Common preventive screenings include pelvic exams, breast exams, and digital rectal exams (DRE).

Dr. Kline can make recommendations for preventive screening, based on your age and medical history.

Don’t wait to request an adult medicine consultation at Atlantic Coast Spine & Pain Center. Call the office today, or click the online booking feature.