Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Ode’s full name is Abdul Odemuyiwa and he is the physician that founded and runs Advanced Internal Medicine. Dr. Ode started practicing medicine in 1985 in his birth country. On moving to the US he had to repeat his training at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan to become Board Certified in Internal Medicine in the year 2000. He has since been practicing office and hospital based medicine and has a lot of experience in in-patient care.
Yes, one of our policies and indeed that of the medical community as a whole is to ensure physicians recognize and treat pain. However we must be able to ascertain the source of the pain within reasonable limits. We do not call in any pain medications or any controlled substances. We will prefer to see patients on a regular basis to ensure the medication is still needed and to comply with state and federal guidelines.
We do complete blood work, urine examination, blood sugar testing, hearing tests, breathing tests, EKG, lower extremity circulation tests and we plan to do X-rays, ultrasounds and bone density studies in the near future.
Our staff will call your refill to your pharmacy of choice. Some medications however cannot be called in by law. Please note that some medications need a re-evaluation before being refilled.
This is to reconcile what you are taking with what is in your chart and what might be prescribed for your presenting complaints. If you cannot bring your medications in, please make sure you have the name, dose, frequency and number of refills left on your medication. You should really have a list of your medications with you at all times especially when traveling.
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