Sansum Clinic


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Internal Medicine

The Sansum Clinic Internal Medicine Department provides general medical care to adults, including preventive care, diagnostic evaluations, consultations, and management of illnesses and multi-system diseases. Services are tailored to meet the individual patient's needs.

Santa Barbara Internists

Our Internists focus on adult medicine and have had special training focusing on prevention and treatment of diseases in adults. Sansum Clinic internists are well equipped to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and can deal with any problem needing a physicians care - whether it is a severe chronic illness or a number of illnesses that present at the same time.

We offer Internal Medicine at four convenient locations.  Please click on the links below for phone, fax, hours and directions:

Wellness and Patient Education

Whenever possible, our physicians work with their patients on disease prevention and the promotion of overall health. They are highly trained in women's health, and effective treatment of common problems related to the nervous system, reproductive organs, eyes, ears and skin.

History of Excellent Internal Medicine Care

The Sansum Clinic Internal Medicine Department is distinguished by its long-time role in the community, having served as a regional referral center since 1921. Our internists take pride in caring for their patients for life, and consult with other physician to help diagnose health conditions. When other medical specialists are involved, such as urologists or surgeons, they coordinate their patient's care plan and manage complex medical issues associated with that care.

The disorders and treatments we commonly treat include:

Well-Patient Care

  • Annual physical exams
  • Preventive healthcare

Chronic Diseases

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Thyroid problems

Acute Diseases

  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Lung disease
  • Unstable angina
  • High blood pressure
  • Glucose monitoring

We offer initial treatment of ailments which may be referred to a specialist, such as migraines, depression, back pain, thyroid issues, gastroesophagel reflux disease, skin conditions and pain management.

Special Program & Services

  • Weight management
  • Nursing home managers & directors
  • Home healthcare oversight
  • Consultations with specialties
  • Preoperative evaluations
  • Travel evaluation
  • Hospital services
  • Office procedures
  • Blood pressure checks
  • CHO consults
  • Geriatric care
  • Spirometry
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Accucheks
  • Zostavax immunization clinic


Community Involvement

Sansum Clinic is a local innovator of healthcare and our Internal Medicine practice in Santa Barbara was the first to organize a special panel of expert hospital care, which led to our renowned hospitalist program.

The members of the Internal Medicine Department are proud to take an active role in the community we share. Our staff of providers donates their time to countless local programs, organizations, and fundraising events for causes, which include cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, and arthritis. Staff members advance medical knowledge through research and investigative protocols, as well as disseminate medical knowledge through participation as lecturers and sponsors for community education events. 


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