Internal Medicine at Red Sage
The discipline of small animal internal medicine includes many sub disciplines including gastroenterology (esophageal, stomach and intestinal disease), hepatology (liver and pancreatic disease), endocrinology (hormonal disease), infectious diseases, urology (urinary tract disease), nephrology (kidney disease), respiratory medicine (nose, airway and lung disease), and hematology & immunology (blood cell and immune-disease). In many cases, the signs of a patient may include many of these organ systems. Due to their holistic approach, internal medicine specialists may also manage cases of patients with neurologic, cardiovascular or cancerous diseases, especially when these patients also share diseases within the scope of internal medicine.
Once your regular veterinarian or general practitioner has identified (or has suspicion of) a disease requiring specialist care, he or she will call an Internal Medicine specialist (Dr. Lauren Prause).Your veterinarian will provide the specialist with a thorough summary of diagnostics and care along with all pertinent results for Dr. Prause to review prior to your appointment.