Ronald Chusid, D.O. 1762 E. Oak Ave. Muskegon , MI (231) 773-3258 Site
Medical Problems of Adults
An internist can provide general medical care and provide specialized treatment of
more serious medical problems. Internal Medicine specialists receive three years
of advanced training in medical problems of adults and the elderly. When necessary
we will refer you to other specialists, but we can evaluate and treat you for a wide
variety of problems commonly encountered by adults, including:
Heart problems such as high blood pressure, chest pain, angina, heart attacks, heart
failure, and treatment of elevated cholesterol
Lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema
Gastrointestinal problems such as stomach pain, ulcers, and bowl disorders
Neurological problems such as strokes and headaches
Problems involving hormones such as diabetes and thyroid disease
Problems related to aging, including osteoporosis and hormone replacement
and many other problems such as allergies, anemia, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression,
fatigue, cancer screening, skin problems, and weight loss.
While we practice all areas of Internal Medicine, our office concentrates on the
intensive treatment of Diabetic patients. There is a particular need for modern,
state of the art diabetic care in the Muskegon area as it leads the nation in complications
of diabetes such as heart attacks, end stage renal failure, and leg amputations.
Intensive treatment can help to reduce the incidence of these complications of diabetes.
Many primary care doctors will care for you in the office but refer you to a different
doctor should you require hospitalization. We care for our patients both in the office
and when hospitalized at Mercy Hospital. We also prefer to offer preventive care
to intervene in potential medical conditions before they cause serious problems.
To help make medical care more convenient for our patients, we perform many of the
diagnostic tests necessary for comprehensive medical care within our office.
Performing many diagnostic studies in the office can greatly reduce the time between
the patient is seen and results are available for our review, allowing us to more
changes when tests indicate a need for changes in treatment. Often test results are
at the time a patient is seen in the office. We perform some laboratory testing,
tests on the
heart including EKG’s and heart monitors, tests to evaluate lung problems, tests
circulation, and tests to evaluate nerve damage from diabetes.