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Internal Medicine

Overview

The internists at UofL Physicians handle the broad and comprehensive spectrum of illnesses that affect adults. We are recognized as experts in diagnosis, in treatment of chronic illnesses, and in health promotion and disease prevention. Internists are the “doctor’s doctor,” because we are often called upon to serve as consultants to other physicians to help solve baffling diagnostic problems.

Our internists act as primary care physicians and are equipped to deal with whatever problem an adult patient brings—no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex. We have expertise in wellness care (disease prevention and the promotion of health), women’s health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.

UofL Physicians – Internal Medicine takes pride in caring for their patients for the duration of life—in the office or clinic, during hospitalization and intensive care, and in nursing homes. When other specialists, such as surgeons or obstetricians, are involved, we coordinate our patients’ care and manage any and all medical problems associated with that care.

Find a Louisville Internal Medicine Specialist by viewing the Providers tab.

Diseases & Conditions

As specialists in adult care, we have the skills and knowledge to help you deal with a wide range of illnesses and health issues.

Common conditions we treat include:

  • Hypertension
  • General medical exams
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Abdominal pain
  • Management of blood thinners
  • Routine gynecologic exams
  • Chest pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Heart disease
  • Pain in an extremity
  • Coughs and other respiratory illnesses
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Asthma
  • Vaccinations, including flu shots
  • Acute upper-respiratory infection
  • Malaise and fatigue
  • Hypothyroidism
  • COPD (emphysema)
  • Pneumonia
  • Anxiety
  • Headache

Treatments & Services

We offer a full range of treatments and services for all common ailments and conditions in adults. Our patients have easy access to other UofL Physicians specialists, including neurology, psychiatry, cardiology, kidney health, gastroenterology and surgery.  The X-ray room, lab and pharmacy in the same location, so our patients can have all their healthcare needs met in one building.

Our services include:

  • Preventative healthcare
  • Medication for common ailments and conditions
  • Screenings (blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, etc.)
  • Immunizations
  • Women’s health
  • Chronic care
  • Genetic testing
  • End-of-life care
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Peter A. Esch, M.D.

Specialty Areas: Geriatric Medicine | Primary Care | Republic Bank Optimal Aging Clinic | Internal Medicine
Areas of Interest: Geriatric Medicine

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Family Medicine Centers for Primary Care
Cardinal Station
215 Central Avenue, Suite 205
Louisville, KY 40208
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Rasha Hamouda, M.D., PRN

Specialty Areas: Primary Care | Internal Medicine
Areas of Interest: Internal Medicine

Primary Practice Location

No Primary Location
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Voltaire C. Briones, M.D.

Specialty Areas: Primary Care | Internal Medicine
Areas of Interest: Internal Medicine | Diabetes Management | Geriatrics Hypertension

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Primary Care
UofL Health - Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
1900 Bluegrass Avenue, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40215
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Mark P. Pfeifer, M.D.

Specialty Areas: Internal Medicine | Primary Care | Hospitalist/Hospital Medicine
Areas of Interest: Internal Medicine

Primary Practice Location

UofL Health – UofL Hospital
530 South Jackson Street,
Louisville, KY 40202
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Erin Murphy, M.D.

Specialty Areas: Internal Medicine | Primary Care
Areas of Interest: Internal Medicine

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Internal Medicine
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 370
Louisville, KY 40202
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Rejith Paily, M.D., FACP

Specialty Areas: Internal Medicine | Primary Care
Areas of Interest: Family Medicine | Primary Care | Internal Medicine

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Primary Care
4423 Bardstown Road,
Louisville, KY 40218

Locations & Contact

See All 5 Locations

UofL Physicians – Internal Medicine

UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 310
Louisville, KY 40202
Get Directions
Call Us (502-588-4720)

UofL Physicians – Internal Medicine

UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 370
Louisville, KY 40202
Get Directions
Call Us (502-588-4500)

UofL Physicians – Urgent Care Plus

1707 Cedar Grove Road, Suite 10
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Get Directions
Call Us (502-543-3246)

Accepted Insurance

UofL Physicians participates in most major health plans in Kentucky. Coverage may vary by specialty. Coverage limitations are dependent on the terms of your personal health plan. This is not a guarantee that all services you receive will be covered by your health plan. Review your health plan provider directory and/or consult with your plan to confirm coverage.

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