Internal medicine focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of adult diseases. Often Internists offer long-term care to patients who have symptoms affecting multiple areas within the body. These illnesses can be common or complex and can include diseases of the heart, blood, joints, kidneys, and digestive, vascular, and respiratory systems.
What is an Internist?
Don’t mistake an Internal Medicine Specialist with an intern who is a doctor in their first year of training. An Internist has had up to seven years of medical school and post-graduate training. Often they help other doctors solve puzzling issues and health problems.
Treating The Whole Patient
An Internist is not a Family Practitioner or General Practitioner whose training is focused on adults, and may include pediatrics, obstetrics, and surgery. Instead, Internists are especially skilled at handling, treating and diagnosing a wide array of illnesses or puzzling problems with the patient. Internists will also educate you on health and wellness and be able to focus on things as accurate as the skin, ears, eyes, reproductive system and nervous system.
Caring For the Patient For Life
Internists pride themselves on caring for their patient’s lives. Whether patients are seen in the office, treated in a hospital by surgeons, Intensive-Care, or in a nursing home, Internists coordinate with surgeons and obstetricians to bring the best care for the patient.
Internal Medicine Sub-Specialties
An Internist can choose to focus on general medicine, or they can get additional education focusing on one of 13 other subspecialties. These subspecialties include:
- Adolescent Medicine
- Allergy & Immunology
- Infectious Disease
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