Dr. Kitchen is an excellent physician. She takes the time to explain your condition. Dr. Kitchen is such a genuine and compassionate person. I am eternally grateful for the kindness and support that she gave to my family.
AIM Is Your First Line of Defense in Healthcare Matters
AIM’s name says it all. Our board-certified physicians specialize in geriatrics, internal medicine, and family practice. That makes us your first line of defense in healthcare matters.
We diagnose and manage the spectrum of health problems adults may encounter. In addition, we offer wellness programs designed to help our patients maintain optimal health for as long as possible.
At Albany Internal Medicine, we specialize in treating both commonplace maladies and serious, life-threatening complaints. Plus, AIM’s staff includes experts in the treatment of diabetes and geriatrics.
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Women’s Health
For comprehensive medical care, call on Albany Internal Medicine.
For more information, visit MEDLINEplus.
When an illness or injury happens unexpectedly, be assured that we are available to help you.
For the convenience of our established patients we have an acute care Walk-In Clinic open from 8:00 am to 9:30 am, Monday thru Friday. No appointment is necessary but you must arrive and check in before 9:30 am to be seen on a Walk-in basis. Convenient on-site diagnostic services are available to aid in your diagnosis and treatment.
Clinic Services Include:
- Coumadin Clinic
- Diabetes Education
- Radiology – X-ray helps in the initial evaluation and follow-up of numerous soft tissue or skeletal conditions.
- Laboratory – For your convenience, we offer a full service accredited laboratory with credentialed personnel and modern equipment to ensure the highest quality of testing.
- Bone Densitometry
- Echocardiography (Echo) – An echocardiogram is a simple, yet very essential, non-invasive test that uses two-dimensional, Doppler, M-mode, and color flow ultrasonic imaging for the assessment of heart chamber size and function, valve function, physiological information (blood flow velocities, gradients and pressures) and other important disorders such as congenital defects.
- Stress Echo – This type of imaging stress test combines the use of a walking treadmill coupled with echo (ultrasound) pictures of the heart before and after exercise which are then processed by a special computer. For some patients we use a contrast called Definity that provides for better imaging during your exam. In our experience, the use of these FDA-approved drugs is well tolerated by the patient.
- Carotid Ultrasound – The carotid arteries in the neck can be evaluated with ultrasound to check for plaque buildup that could lead to stroke / TIAs.
- Vascular Studies
- Thyroid Ultrasound – A thyroid ultrasound is an imaging test to check the thyroid gland. A thyroid ultrasound can help measure the size and shape of the thyroid gland, but it cannot tell how well the thyroid gland is working. This procedure will help your physician plan your medical treatment.
- Abdominal Ultrasound – An imaging test to assess various organs such as the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, and aorta.
- Treadmill Exercise Testing – A treadmill exercise test is conducted on a treadmill using various walking protocols. Depending on the patient, your physician may opt to select a more sophisticated test by using heart images for obtaining more information about your heart.
- EKG – Holter Monitor – Event Recorder – Three common methods which are utilized to evaluate the heart. The heart operates by electrical impulses which regulate its rate, rhythm, and also tells the chambers when to contract to pump blood throughout the body. These impulses produce a wave pattern which allows your doctor to examine the heart rate, rhythm, and contractions of the chambers to determine if your heart is functioning properly.
- EKG – An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a simple painless brief snapshot of the heart’s electrical activity. The results are reviewed by your doctor to determine any abnormal patterns. The EKG can easily be compared to any previous EKG to see if any changes have occurred.
- Holter Monitor – For a clearer picture of how your heart rate and rhythm changes throughout the day with your normal activities, your doctor may order a holter monitor. This gives your doctor a continuous monitoring for 24 hours. Like the EKG this is a painless procedure. The results give your doctor a more accurate view of your average heart rate and rhythm.
- Event Recorder – This is a patient activated monitor which is used for up to 30 days. It is very helpful in the evaluation of sporadic heart symptoms or events.
- Electromyogram (EMG)
- PFT (spirometry only)
Other Clinical Services Include:
Albany Internal Medicine offers Vascular Screenings which are a combination of checking the carotid arteries for plaque buildup that can lead to stroke. We can also do screening exams of the main artery in the abdomen, the Aorta, to screen for aneurysm, or an Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), which is a screening for circulation in the legs (PAD). These screenings are typically not billed to insurance and are paid for by the patient on the day of screening.
We also offer US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Certified Exams for employers and private individuals that may require commercial drivers or operators licenses. Our providers are certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NCRCME). Exams are available by appointment only.