What is Internal Medicine?

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Internal medicine is the specialty of preventing, diagnosing and treating a host of different diseases and disorders. Whether you are healthy and interested in preventing illness or already sick, your internist is here to care for you.

What is an Internist?

Your internist has gone through years of schooling and training to acquire the clinical expertise to treat a spectrum of health issues. Internists diagnose new symptoms and can help treat you if you’ve been coping with a chronic disease.

Some of the common issues that your internist addresses include:

  • Overall wellness and prevention of disease
  • Treatment of illness, including multiple illnesses at a time
  • Women’s health
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental Health

While an internist may be your primary care physician, they are different from a family physician, who treats whole families with members of all ages. Internists focus on treating and diagnosing adults specifically.

What Do Internists Treat?

Some internists are generalists, which means they can diagnose and treat an array of health problems. Other internists may take on a subspecialty, including:

If you are having multiple health issues or are taking medications, the first person you’ll want to turn to for the proper medical care is a general internist, who can address all of your concerns.

The goal of an internal medicine physician is to solve problems and figure out not only the cause of a disease, but the proper treatment to restore your quality of life. Anyone can benefit from internal medicine, from those dealing with minor upper respiratory infections to those with chronic conditions like diabetes. Contact us to learn more about how an internal medicine physician can give you the care you deserve to live a long and healthy life.

  • Overall wellness and prevention of disease
  • Treatment of illness, including multiple illnesses at a time
  • Women’s health
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental Health
  • Allergies and Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports medicine

If you are having multiple health issues or are taking medications, the first person you’ll want to turn to for the proper medical care is a general internist, who can address all of your concerns.

The goal of an internal medicine physician is to solve problems and figure out not only the cause of a disease, but the proper treatment to restore your quality of life. Anyone can benefit from internal medicine, from those dealing with minor upper respiratory infections to those with chronic conditions like diabetes. Contact us to learn more about how an internal medicine physician can give you the care you deserve to live a long and healthy life.