Doctor Monteagle TN
Internal Medicine Monteagle TN
Dr. Eko is a board- certified internist with decades of experience caring for patients and delivery quality customer service. Easily considered one of Monteagle’s best doctors, Dr. Eko offers comprehensive services to both prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and issues in patients of all ages.
We accept most public and private insurance plans. We also offer special pricing for cash-paying patients for most services.
New Patients & Walk Ins Are ALWAYS Welcome! Evening Appointments available Wednesday and Thursday.
Preventative Medicine Monteagle TN
Preventative medicine includes all annual wellness exams as well as vaccinations and boosters. This is the prime time for patients to communicate any symptoms or concerns they have related to their health. Those symptoms may lead to further testing, which may be available right in the office. If it requires testing outside of the office, an appropriate referral can be made.
Also available as part of preventative measures is risk factor modification and counseling. Topics that are most commonly discussed include diet, weight loss and tobacco cessation. While these are not always easy topics to talk about for patients, Dr. Eko is committed to putting patient at ease. No patient is rushed through their appointment. Each patient is given the care and attention they deserve, which is especially true as patients are learning to change a particular habit or their overall lifestyle.
Discussions related to weight loss or diet may include diet diaries as well as an exercise plan. Counseling for tobacco cessation may include prescription options or other modification choices. Tobacco is a public health issue and as such, Eko Internal Medicine is committed to helping patients lessen their usage, with the ultimate goal of quitting entirely.
Diagnostic Testing Monteagle TN
Eko Internal Medicine provides a number of diagnostic tools and tests, which means less travel time. You can continue to stay right here in Monteagle and get all of your testing done. Tests include urinalysis, allergy testing, pulmonary function tests, EKG, echocardiogram, and ultrasound. These tests can help uncover a number of conditions and issues.
Urinalysis can uncover anything from pregnancy to kidney stones or bladder incontinence. Many of the conditions that can be found through urinalysis may not present very strong or painful symptoms to the patient. Urinalysis can find issues before they are uncomfortable for the patient and can even uncover conditions that could cause real issues in the future. Urinalysis is performed as part of a regular yearly wellness exam but is also available during sick visits, if needed. The results are available almost immediately, which means treatments options are available sooner.
Allergy testing can be performed through skin test or blood test. Skin test is an option that provides immediate results while blood tests can take a bit longer but only require one needle poke. Skin tests can be a bit more uncomfortable when the exam is complete, as it often leaves red, itchy bumps for a few hours following the test. Both options are available to patients and can uncover allergies related to anything from food to environmental allergens.
Pulmonary function testing can be performed to discover issues related to the lungs, including issues with overall air flow and air volume. There are a variety of tests available depending on the symptoms presented by the patient.
Exams such as EKG and Echocardiogram are also available to pinpoint any issues with the heart. This might include coronary heart disease, heart defects, heart attacks and more. There are a variety of EKG and Echocardiogram options available, including a stress test which will better determine the impact exercise has on the patient’s heart. This can both showcase issues with the heart but can also help in managing an exercise routine.
Bedside ultrasound is now an option at Eko Internal Medicine, with Dr. Eko having the ability to perform ultrasound right in the office. This can uncover a number of issues during a standard wellness visit, such as extra fluid, gallstones or a variety of other conditions. By offering bedside ultrasound, patients no longer have to withstand lengthy waits to have imaging performed. If Dr. Eko uncovers any issues through bedside ultrasound, further testing can then be scheduled.
Management of Chronic & Acute Illness Monteagle TN
Finally, Eko Internal Medicine can help patients manage and treat both acute illness as well as chronic ones. Patients who are suffering from conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or gout can get the care they need close to home, without having to travel to frequent follow-ups.
Dr. Eko treats a variety of both acute and chronic illnesses including but not limited to diabetes, allergies, high cholesterol, back pain, abdominal pain, high blood pressure, seizures, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, dermatitis, and heart disease.
Dr. Eko is available for immediate treatment of acute illness for patients, as needed. For chronic illnesses, a treatment plan may be established with period appointments scheduled for ongoing treatment. If a specialist is needed for any treatments, Dr. Eko will make an appropriate referral and then coordinate with that specialist to ensure streamlined treatment. Specialists may include cardiologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists and dermatologists. Dr. Eko maintains relationships with appropriate specialists so that patients are able to enjoy coordinated treatment plans, whenever possible.
Dr. Eko is a local leading expert in a number of key areas. As an internist and general medicine practitioner, Dr. Eko specializes in several procedures and diagnostic testing.
Preventative medicine is the key to staying healthy Regular visits to the doctor can mean getting ahead of any potential issues that might come up in the future…
Any physicals needed to engage in group activity, including sports, are available at Dr. Eko’s office. In a typical sports physical exam, the patient can expect…
The thought of getting an EKG can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The test itself is quite simple and straightforward, especially when…
Allergy testing is the very first step in treating ongoing allergy issues. Allergies are common, with more than 50 million people in the United States…
Pulmanary Function Tests
A pulmonary function test is basically a way to see how well a patient’s lungs are working. The testing shows the overall capacity of the lungs as well…
An echocardiogram may require a referral to another provider or may just require ultrasound services, depending on the specific needs of the patient…
Ultrasound has not been a popular technology used by many internists in the past. This is largely because the equipment used was inconvenient and large…
Urinalysis is a very simple test that can easily be confirmed in the comfort of the office. Despite its seemingly simplistic nature, urinalysis can uncover…
MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE/CHRONIC ILLNESS
Chronic care is medical care that addresses conditions that are either long-term or pre-existing. Acute care relates to caring for a condition that is short
What We Do
Most patients believe they need to travel to a large metropolitan area to receive top quality health care. That travel time can be overwhelming and can often prevent patients from taking proper care of themselves. Traveling for quality care is now a thing of the past. You can get all of your needed services right here in Monteagle TN. Dr. Eko takes a genuine interest in the overall health of the community and as such, offers a full range of high-quality services that do not require travel. There are a number of services and testing offered right on-site so that patients do not have to move from practice to practice. Instead, almost all testing can be performed right on site.
Eko Internal Medicine strives to keep the community healthy. It does so by providing excellent bedside care, with appropriate attention paid to each patient’s needs. When patients enjoy meeting with their physician, they are more likely to keep their appointments and follow their treatment plans. Dr. Eko not only provides a variety of services right on-site to keep travel for patients to a minimum, but the care given is second to none. Dr. Eko has been a board-certified internist for nearly two decades for a reason. Patients want to meet with Dr. Eko and enjoy the care provided.
Dr. Eko provides all preventative services including yearly exams, as well as a number of diagnostic tests, and treatment and management of chronic and acute conditions right in the office.