Doctors of internal medicine, called internists focus on comprehensive adult medicine. While the name internal medicine may lead one to believe that internists only treat internal problems, this is not the case. Doctors of internal medicine treat the whole person, not just internal organs. They care for their patients for life, from late teen years through old age. While an internist is often confused with a general or family practitioner there are distinct differences between the two. For instance, an internist devotes three years of education to studying adult medicine, specifically learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. Internists don't deliver babies, don't treat children, and don't do surgery. We do however have wide-ranging knowledge of complex diseases that affect adults. Internists are specifically trained not only to diagnose and treat disease, but to prevent the initial onset of these diseases by recognizing and controlling risk factors such as elevated blood pressure and cholesterol. Internists are trained to diagnose and treat chronic illness and specifically situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time.
The Internal Medicine Department at our hospital include a team of highly qualified and experienced physicians whose primary role is to deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and provide immediate basic needs of a multitude of patients entering the hospital seeking relief. The primary goal of the department is to combine the latest evidence-based medicine with experience and thoughtful decisions about the patients to foster wellness and healing. This department is well supported with in house round the clock diagnostics services.