Internal Medicine

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Internal Medicine

Cooper Internal Medicine has been providing comprehensive, compassionate, patient centered medical care to the families of the Rio Grande Valley since 1999. We offer Healthcare to a wide range of patients from adolescents, adults to our frail and elderly population.

At Cooper Internal Medicine we treat a variety of acute or chronic medical conditions at the medical office, Nursing Homes, at the patients’ home and occasionally in the hospital. Providing our patients with the best healthcare is our focus. We do believe that in order to create a healthier community, then there should be healthier patients and healthier families. Thus our patients must be empowered to change their behavior on how foods are selected, consumed, as well as how to prevent lifestyle or chronic diseases, by adhering to simple lifestyle health principle. We have incorporated a fitness room and a teaching kitchen where patients can be educated on various lifestyle medical practices that will promote better health.

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Medical Conditions

At Cooper House Doctor we diagnose and treat adolescent, adult and elderly patients with a wide range of illnesses affecting the internal organs and/ or systems of the human body. Some of the medical conditions we manage include:

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s / Dementia
  • Arthritis/ Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lung Problems
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Depression/ Anxiety
  • Physicals
  • Skin Problems
    • Acne
    • Psoriasis
    • Skin Spots
    • Eczema/Rash
  • Gynecology
    • Breast exam
    • Pelvic exam
    • Pap smear
    • Family Planning
  • Infections
  • Headaches /Migraine
  • Circulatory problems

The office is conveniently located at 801 East Nolana, Suite 12; Just at the corner of McColl and Nolana (click here for a map). Office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday thru Friday.

A physician is usually on call after office hours and during holidays to take your calls and answer urgent questions.

We are currently accepting new patients. Patients can usually be seen on a “same day basis”, depending on the emergency of the extent of the patient’s medical needs. The in office wait time is usually short.

We accept the following health insurance:

Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Humana, and private pays. If your insurance is not listed here, please call.

We provide hospital care with the following institutions:

McAllen Medical Center www.mcallenmedicalcenter.com
McAllen Heart Hospital www.mcallenhearthospital.com
Rio Grande Regional www.riohealth.com
Life Care Hospital in Edinburg www.lifecare-hospitals.com
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance www.dhr-rgv.com

Laboratory Tests

In addition to treating medical aliments, we offer a range of special laboratory tests in order to fully diagnose and treat our patients. Some of the tests we do in the office inclide:

EKG– is an instrument used in the detection and diagnosis of heart abnormalities. An electrocardiograph, or EKG, measures electrical potentials on the body surface and generates a record of the electrical currents associated with heart muscle activity.

X RAY– A photograph obtained to evaluate organs and structures for evidence of disease or abnormality.

Holter Monitor– Is a portable electrocardiograph (EKG) worn for an extended period of time to assess the effects of daily living activities on a patient’s heart function.

Pulse Oxymentry– is a non invasive method of monitoring the oxygenation of a patient’s hemoglobin.

Sonogram– An ultrasound exam is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a woman’s abdomen and pelvic cavity, creating a picture (sonogram) of the baby and placenta.

Bone Density Test– A bone density test uses a small amount of x-ray to measure the amount of mineral in the bones of your lower back, hip or sometimes the forearm.

2D Echo– It is a test in which ultrasound is used to picture out the heart. It is capable of displaying a cross sectional “slice” of the beating heart, including the chambers, valves and the major blood vessels that exit from the left and right part of the heart.

Cardiac Arrest Stress Test– An exercise stress test that can help determine whether significant blockages in the coronary arteries are interfering with blood flow during physical activity.

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