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Diagnostic Dilemmas Specialist

Charles D Malis, MD -  - Internal Medicine & Nephrology

Concord Health Center

Charles D Malis, MD

Internal Medicine & Nephrology located in Concord, MA

You’re not alone if you’re suffering from health symptoms that don’t seem to have any known cause, a situation known as a diagnostic dilemma. With decades of experience, board-certified internal medicine and nephrology physician Charles Malis, MD, at Concord Health Center has made it his mission to resolve these diagnostic dilemmas and provide you with the correct diagnosis. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Malis, call the Concord, Massachusetts, office, or request an appointment online today.

Diagnostic Dilemmas Q & A

What are diagnostic dilemmas?

Despite the many advances in medicine and diagnostic testing, some patients can’t get a straight diagnosis to explain their health symptoms. Or, their diagnosis doesn’t seem to fit their symptoms. This is known as a diagnostic dilemma.

Without a definitive diagnosis, you may not be able to get the targeted treatment you need to alleviate your symptoms or health condition, leaving you feeling frustrated with the health care system.

Dr. Malis has dedicated his practice to helping those struggling to get an explanation for their health issues. With his background in academic research and years of medical experience, he will solve your diagnostic dilemma and make a correct diagnosis.

What happens during a diagnostic dilemma evaluation?

Dr. Malis conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you come in for a diagnostic dilemma screening. He considers you an equal partner in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment process, and you work together to solve your diagnostic dilemma.

During your evaluation, he asks detailed questions about your medical and family history, medication use, and signs and symptoms. He also conducts a physical exam.

To help him find the answers you need, Dr. Malis orders various diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of your symptoms. The type of testing you need depends on the information he gathers during your evaluation and may include extensive lab work and possible diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Malis reviews the results of your diagnostic testing in detail with you. He considers this one of the most important steps in your evaluation, as it helps you understand what’s going on in your body. Together, you and Dr. Malis determine the correct diagnosis to explain your health symptoms.

How are diagnostic dilemmas treated?

Once your diagnostic dilemma has been correctly diagnosed, Dr. Malis discusses all the possible treatment options available to alleviate your symptoms, restore health, and possibly even resolve your health issue altogether. Then, together, you determine the treatment option you feel the most comfortable pursuing.

Not getting the answers you need about your health can make you feel alone and misunderstood. With help from Dr. Malis at Concord Health Center, you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment you’ve been searching for.

To schedule a diagnostic dilemma consultation, contact Concord Health Center today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.