Internist or Internal Medicine Specialists is a medical specialty that treats adults and deals with the prevention diagnosis of different disease states. Interest are skilled in the management of patients who have specific disease states such as high blood pressure and diabetes or at times a multiple disease process going on that your family practice physician doesn’t treat.
These specialists care for the whole patient. Their training encompasses, at least, three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training dedicated to preventing, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults.
You might be mistaking an Internal Medicine Specialist with an intern who is a doctor in their first year of training; this is not the case. An Internal Medicine Specialist has had up to seven years of medical school and post-graduate training as well. They often help other doctors solve health problems and puzzling issues.
An Internist is not a General Practitioner or Family Practitioner whose training is focused on adults, and may include obstetrics, pediatrics, and surgery. They have a wide range of specialties. Instead, Internists are especially skilled at treating, handling and diagnosing a wide array of illnesses or puzzling problems with the patient.
Internists will also educate you on:
Today, there are over 13 subspecialties of Internal Medicine. These include Adolescent Medicine, Allergy, and Immunology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine.
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