Internal Medicine Doctor
Dr. Ann L. Hightower is an Internal Medicine Doctor in Portland, OR
with special training and skill in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Internists specialize in puzzling medical problems and in the ongoing care of chronic illnesses. Internists also specialize in preventing disease by promoting health, and are trained to manage multisystem disease conditions that single-organ-disease specialists may not be trained to address.
As an Internal Medicine Doctor, Ann L. Hightower, MD performs
assessment, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment therapies for diseases and disorders in adult patients. Internal Medicine is
a medical specialty focused on study, prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of short and long term multi-organ conditions. Significant diseases and conditions treated by
Internal Medicine Doctors include cold and flu, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and chronic lung disease. Internists generally act as personal physicians and often develop long-term relationships with their patients.
Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by Internal Medicine Doctors
include medical history reviews, physical exams, blood tests, scans, and other diagnostic tests, as well as specialist referrals. Internists may choose to practice only in the hospital, only in an outpatient clinic, or in both.
Internal Medicine Doctors in Portland Downtown, Portland, OR
Geriatric Internal Medicine Doctor
Dr. Ann L. Hightower is a Geriatric Internal Medicine Doctor in Portland, OR
with special training and skill in promoting wellness and providing health care for senior patients.
As a Geriatric Internal Medicine Doctor, Ann L. Hightower, MD performs
comprehensive interdisciplinary care for the physical, emotional, and social well-being of both healthy and frail senior patients. Geriatric Internal Medicine is
a medical specialty that enables patients to manage natural aging life stages by preventing and treating age-related conditions, and preserving patients' independence and quality of life. Significant diseases and conditions treated by
Geriatric Internal Medicine Doctors include nutrition deficiencies, hormone imbalances, psychological issues, medication side effects, incontinence, heart disease, epilepsy, osteoporosis, fall injuries, frailty, strokes, Alzheimer's Disease, and cancer.
Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by Geriatric Internal Medicine Doctors
include standard preventative wellness screenings and treatments, nutrition counseling, psychological counseling, lifestyle interventions, post-fall rehabilitation, living accomodation transition, and nursing home care.
Geriatric Internal Medicine Doctors in Portland Downtown, Portland, OR
Primary Care Doctor
Primary Care Doctors in Portland Downtown, Portland, OR