Author: Internal Medicine Physicians of the North Shore

What does a cholesterol test actually measure?

During a physical exam, your doctor may recommend cholesterol and triglycerides tests. These tests measure lipids—fats and fattyCholesterol substances your body uses for energy. Lipids are stored in your blood and tissues. High lipid levels may mean you’re at higher risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke. Learn more about these blood tests here.

The highly trained physicians at Internal Medicine Physicians of the North Shore have extensive experience diagnosing high cholesterol and helping patients manage their heart health. Call (978) 531-7677 to request an appointment at our internal medicine office in Peabody, MA.

Snack Attack! Healthy Food Choices for People With Diabetes

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up delicious snacks! You just need to plan a bit more and understand how each kind ofhealthy foods for diabetic patients food affects your body. Store premeasured portions of food, keep cut-up raw vegetables in the fridge, choose filling foods (hard-boiled eggs and string cheese are great options), and make sandwiches on whole wheat bread instead of white. This can also be a perfect time to try new foods, like zucchini pita pizzas. Learn how to make them, and discover more tips for healthy snacking.

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If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and are in need of treatment, contact Internal Medicine Physicians of the North Shore by calling (978) 531-7677 today. Our internal medicine specialists offer comprehensive diabetic care at their primary care office in Peabody, MA.

COVID-19 Update


Internal Medicine Physicians of the North Shore continues to update our procedures to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. We are keeping informed about the recommendations from the CDC and DPH.

Please note that patients may not come to the office if they have signs or symptoms* of COVID-19 or have any risk of COVID-19 (e.g., recent contact with someone with or suspected of having COVID-19 or recent travel to high risk areas).  If you have any of these symptoms or if you think that you may be at risk for COVID-19, please contact the office immediately and we can have you quickly and easily seen with a Healthcare Provider via Televisit (“Virtual Visit”) over your smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer.  Note that all Providers offer Virtual Office Visits.

Symptoms include:
Fever, chills, muscles aches, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell/taste, sore throat,  congestion, runny nose, headache, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea.

COVID-19 Resources and FAQs

For up-to-date information on the current status of the Pandemic and Vaccines please consult the link below.

COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Information

Things to Know This Flu Season

The flu is caused by several influenza viruses (which are not the same as the virus that causes COVID-19). Most flu outbreaks happen in late fall and winter. woman with fluGetting a flu shot in the autumn can help prevent the virus for the entire flu season. Most people with the flu get better after a few weeks, but they can pass it to other people who are higher risk of health problems, such as babies, pregnant women, older adults, and people with other serious illnesses. Find out the symptoms of the flu and what to do if you get sick.

If you suspect you may have the flu, or are interested in getting a flu shot, contact Internal Medicine Physicians of the North Shore by calling (978) 531-7677 today.