A doctor of internal medicine, or Internist, specializes in the diagnosis and nonsurgical medical treatment of adults. Internists generally act as personal physicians and often develop long-term relationships with their patients. They perform examinations, make diagnoses, treat acute illness and chronic disease, and also incorporate disease prevention into the care they provide. Internists prescribe and administer medications, immunizations, and treatments.
Internal Medicine deals with a variety of adult internal problems including respiratory (lungs), cardiovascular (blood vessels and heart), gastrointestinal (digestive tract), endocrine (hormones) systems. While urinary, musculoskeletal, neurological, and even dermatological issues also fall into its category, such problems may be referred to further specialists upon consultation.
Our physicians suggest a healthy lifestyle to prevent or alleviate internal problems.