The First Physicians internal medicine department is headed by Darrell Parsons, MD, ABIM. With convenient and timely access to care, Dr. Parsons focuses on involving patients in their own health and lifestyle decisions for optimal outcomes.
The chronic disease specialist at First Physicians wants to involve our patients as much as possible in the health care process. This includes prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Dr. Parsons can help you prevent, diagnose and treat diseases such as diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, hyperlipidemia (high-fat content in the blood, including cholesterol), thyroid disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, and many others. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain the best possible health.
It is very important for you to communicate openly and honestly with us. We use the symptoms you report to us to diagnose some of these diseases, so it’s always a good idea to let us know if something is bothering you, no matter how minor it may seem.