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Internal Medicine

Maintaining optimal health is essential as you age. To provide every patient with the best care possible, internal medicine specialist Sholeh Rahimi, MD, PhD, addresses acute and chronic conditions at Folsom Medical Plaza, a medical and dental practice in Folsom, California. Call the office or book an appointment online to find out how she can help you today.

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine is a branch of health care that addresses medical concerns in adults. The main goal of internal medicine is to help adults age gracefully while maintaining optimal health. At Folsom Medical Plaza, experienced internist Dr. Rahimi partners with you to prevent chronic disease and minimize health complications as you age.

How is internal medicine different from family medicine?

While family medicine delivers care for all ages, internal medicine focuses exclusively on adults. Dr. Rahimi works with you to care for your physical, mental, and emotional health, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, performing routine health screenings, and managing chronic conditions to prevent complications.

What conditions can internal medicine address?

Internal medicine specialists like Dr. Rahimi can address many conditions that affect your physical, mental, and emotional health, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Acute illnesses (strep throat, flu, COVID-19, and more)
  • Women’s health problems (ovarian cysts, heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, and more)
  • Low libido or erectile dysfunction

Dr. Rahimi may order lab work, take imaging scans, or consult with other specialists to help diagnose, treat, and manage your condition.

What services does internal medicine include?

Dr. Rahimi provides a wide range of internal medicine services at Folsom Medical Plaza, including:

Diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses

If you feel sick or have a minor injury, Dr. Rahimi can diagnose and treat your condition in the office.

Chronic disease management

Chronic diseases, such as heart disease and arthritis, can diminish your quality of life. Dr. Rahimi develops a personalized care plan that includes health screenings, patient monitoring, medications, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, and investigative testing to prevent disease complications.


Immunizations, or vaccinations, introduce dead or weakened viruses into your body to trigger your natural immunity against infectious diseases, such as influenza (flu) or chickenpox.

Nutritional counseling

Dr. Rahimi takes a whole-body approach to care that encourages you to make healthy choices, such as following a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, and limiting unhealthy lifestyle habits.

Men’s and women’s health screenings

Men’s and women’s health screenings focus on the unique concerns that each sex faces as they age.

Coordination of care

As an internist and primary care specialist, Dr. Rahimi coordinates with other physicians to ensure your care plan meets all your needs.

Call Folsom Medical Plaza or book an appointment online to see an internal medicine specialist today.

Do you want to know more or need a consultation?

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