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Dr. Kurt R Martin has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Dr. Kurt R Martin has the following 8 expertise
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Kurt R Martin is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr martin has changed'after being his patiant almost eighteen years i have noticed a sibstantial change.he used to help with no questions asked but his knowledge of abrain patient is teslly lacking.
Dr. Martin is our families primary physician and has been for a number of years. From the beginning, I've always liked his ways, mannerisms, and the overall way which he practices medicine. He is personable, makes me feel at ease, and he treats me like a person as well as a friend. I have several ongoing problems that vary in severity. That being said, when he needs to get his point across about something important, he is serious and to the point. He spends as much time that is necessary to take care of me. He is confident in his diagnosis and in my opinion does not do unnecessary testing. Dr. Martin pays attention to detail as can be seen when he does phone dictation about the appointment from memory. I think its good to do this with the patient still in the room, so if something needs clarifying it can be done right then. He is a very competent physician and I am fortunate to be his patient.
My family and I have had several family practitioneers over the years. Since we changed to doctor Martin, which was at the reference of one of our prior retired physicians, our care has improved to the point that its hard to explain. He is one the the smartest people we have ever met, yet very down to earth. He dictates his notes over the phone while you are sitting on the table. The information he recites by memory and the speed is incredible. Often he gets flustered about something that you have told him, kind of puts the dictaation on hold, while he is staring at you to finish his sentence. Its usually an address or something. There are times we have had to go to another walkin clinic over the weekend only to end up at his office the first of the week. He is not a bit afraid to point out a misdiagnosis or incorrect medication that was prescribed. He can also be very blunt with you about what you should not be doing. Every time he sees my 16 year old daughter he gives very stern warnings regarding teenage boys and the one thing that they are interested in. He'll often tell a somewhat salty joke to us all to get his point across. Every time someone asks who our family physician is and i tell them, they always say you are lucky to have gotten him. Other doctors say similar and that we are in good hands. We are all proud to have him as our doctor.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2014, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2014, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
27 Years Experience
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1991
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Dr. Kurt R Martin accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry IL PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- Health Alliance HMO/POS
- Health Alliance PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCarbondale Clinic, 2601 W Main St, Carbondale, IL
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