Jay M. Markowitz, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursJay M Markowitz & Associates PA
103 Saluda Ridge
West Columbia, SC 29169
- Blue Choice Health Plan (BC/BS of SC)
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Carolina Care Plan
- TRICARE South/Humana Military Healthcare
- United Healthcare
Is aortic dissection dangerous?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredAortic dissection, a tear in the major blood vessel leaving your heart, is a very risky condition and can be fatal. Watch as Dr. Oz explains more about what makes this condition so dangerous.
What is an internist?
Healthwise answeredAn internist is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of adults. People might choose an internist as their primary doctor for regular checkups and for treating illness. Internists can further specialize in:
- Adolescent medicine (conditions and diseases common to teenagers).
- Allergy or immunology (immune system diseases).
- Cardiac electrophysiology (problems with the heart's electrical system).
- Cardiology (diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels).
- Critical care medicine (the care of people who are in an intensive care unit, or ICU).
- Endocrinology (diseases of the endocrine glands, which regulate hormones).
- Gastroenterology (diseases of the digestive system).
- Geriatric medicine (conditions and diseases in older adults).
- Hematology (diseases of the blood and blood system).
- Infectious disease (complex infections).
- Interventional cardiology (procedures to diagnose and treat heart disease).
- Nephrology (diseases of the kidney and urinary system).
- Oncology (cancer).
- Pulmonology (lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema and pneumonia).
- Rheumatology (immune system diseases and diseases of the joints).
- Sports medicine (the treatment of injuries to the bones, muscles, joints, tendons or ligaments that result from physical activity).
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Should I talk to my doctor about diabetic kidney disease?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. However, not everyone with diabetes develops kidney disease. There are many things you can do to alleviate or prevent this complication of diabetes, such as controlling your blood sugar. If you are diagnosed with diabetes, talk to your doctor about being tested for diabetic kidney disease on a regular basis.
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