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Internal Medicine Specialist

Lake Granbury Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Penelope Jackson, MD

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in Granbury, TX

Having an internal medicine doctor (or internist) on your side helps decrease the amount of time you spend in doctor’s offices. At Lake Granbury Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Penelope Jackson, MD can care for your all of your health needs. Because she has extensive training in diagnosing and treating all sorts of medical conditions, you won’t have to go anywhere else.

Internal Medicine Q&A

How can an internal medicine doctor help me?

A physician who specializes in internal medicine can help you with all kinds of medical concerns — from routine and preventive maintenance, through learning to live with a chronic disease. Because of Dr. Jackson’s has extensive medical training, she can help you:

  • Lower your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Reduce your risk of developing heart disease
  • Manage your weight
  • Live with diabetes
  • Deal with GERD or heartburn
  • Manage COPD
  • Minimize side effects of osteoporosis
  • Reduce arthritis pain and inflammation
  • Manage thyroid disorders
  • Deal with asthma and allergies
  • Order the right diagnostic labs
  • Handle the effects of menopause

By creating a custom treatment to address your needs and providing consistent care, working closely with Dr. Jackson ensures your body is functioning optimally.

Why should I choose an internal medicine doctor as my primary care physician?

Even though you may think you can refer yourself to different specialists just because your insurance allows it, this can actually waste time. You may also waste money in the long run, if you go to the wrong type of doctor. You should always have a primary care physician (PCP), like Dr. Jackson, who you check in with regularly. Because an internist has extensive training in diagnosing, treating, and managing an array of chronic conditions, they can be your go-to person.

Dr. Jackson can diagnose even the most complex of issues. So if you are having certain symptoms, or if something in your lab report is off, she can help you through it. Often, you can get much of the treatment you need right from your internist, without visiting a specialist.

Can an internist help me if I already have been previously treated by another doctor?

Yes. Whether you’re looking for a second opinion, or you’re a new patient, Dr. Jackson is available. Before your first visit, gather all of your previous medical records, lab reports, and imaging reports. This way, Dr. Jackson can look everything over, repeat any necessary labs, and put together a customized treatment plan for you.

Dr. Jackson can also provide additional services, including Botox injections, to help you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside.

Learn more about the internal medicine services available at Lake Granbury Internal Medicine & Pediatrics by calling the office or using the online booking feature.