Welcome to Alpharetta & Cumming Internal Medicine
When it comes to your health, it is important not to cut corners. At Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine, we specialize in preventative health care to make sure you live a happy, healthy life. Our practice currently has 9 providers: Jason Holbrook, MD, Margaret Still, MD, Todd Miller, MD, Kaya Caldwell, MD, Marianne Sanchez, MD, Jennifer Cook, MD, Tina Strickland, FNP-BC, Sara W. Wallace, NP-C, and Lisa Montbellier, PA.
Alpharetta Internal Medicine was formed over 17 years ago in Roswell, GA, and then we expanded our services to Cumming, GA with the addition of Cumming Internal Medicine. Many of the patients who came to Alpharetta Internal Medicine in 1999, for their primary care, still come to us today and of course have added many more patients along the way. We continue to maintain our quality care by offering a unique approach to patient care by utilizing the latest, most effective medical treatments, combined with old fashioned concern and respect for the patient as a individual and their overall well-being. Our overall goal is to help you enjoy your life in optimal health for as long as possible by combining the scientific strengths of modern medicine with a traditional emphasis on personal, patient-doctor relationship.
Comprehensive Medical Care & Disease Prevention
We provide care for all aspects of adult medicine, from treating chronic to acute illnesses. We focus on providing you preventative, diagnostic, and treatment services that can help you stay in great health, no matter your age. These services include screening for diseases, updating vaccinations, analyzing blood tests, and more. In some cases, the Doctors at Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine may feel it in your best interest to send to one of their many referral physician specialists and sub-specialists who they consider experts in the latest treatments.
Routine check-ups are a very important part of taking care of yourself. Recognizing that symptoms and diseases are different in women and men, the providers at Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine focus on comprehensive health care and preventive screening services tailored to meet each woman’s needs. Learn more about our women’s health services.
It’s one of the primary goals at Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine – to keep our patients healthy and active. Many changes occur in the body for both men and women as you age, and it’s important to keep a close check on illnesses and symptoms of disease that are common in adults. Learn more about healthy living for adults.
Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine offers leading edge technology for on-site medical imaging and lab work including bone density testing (DEXA), electrocardiogram (EKG), vascular stress testing, ecocardiogram (ECHO), in-house laboratory blood testing, and more. Learn more about our specialty services.
At Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine, we are committed to educating men about health issues like heart disease, cancer, stroke and much more. By establishing a relationship with a provider at Alpharetta and Cumming internal Medicine now, the signs and symptoms of various conditions can be managed as they occur. Learn more about men’s health.
Wellness & Prevention
We believe in more than just treating our patients when they are sick. At Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine, we specialize in preventative health care to make sure you live a happy, healthy life. Our experienced physicians know how to diagnose symptoms and provide treatment before they turn into something more serious. Learn more about preventative care.
At Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine, we provide convenient laboratory blood testing. Blood tests can be used to diagnose and monitor a variety of conditions. Test results are back to our patients quickly and offered securely through our patient portal. Results can also be discussed privately with our medical technician or your physician. Learn more about our in-house lab for blood testing.
Tips for Healthy Living!
We’re sure you keep hearing about healthy eating but what constitutes a healthy well balanced diet? What if were as simple as cutting out meat a few days a week and replacing it with plant based protein? A healthy diet is all about balancing diet and active lifestyle, and plant protein can help you maintain that balance and maybe help you shed a few pounds.
Can’t Seem to Lose Weight?
It has been reported that those who eat diets with reduced animal protein weigh 15% less than everyday meat eaters. Dr. Oz on the Today Show (Jan. 1, 2017) suggested that if you were having difficulty losing weight, even when cutting calories and carbs, that reducing meat intake and replacing with plant based protein could be the secret to finally shedding some pounds.
Other benefits found from consuming less animal based protein are lowering heart disease risk, lowered blood pressure, decreased risk of cancer and reducing the threat of type 2 diabetes.
Another benefit in helping to lose weight is the fact that plant based protein foods keep you feeling full longer so that you can consume less calories. Here are some of the best protein rich vegetables you could use to substitute for animal protein according to prevention.com:
- Steel cut Oatmeal
- Brussels Sprouts
- Black Beans
- Lima Beans
- Peanut Butter
- Wild Rice
- Hummus (Garbanzo Beans)