Internal Medicine or General Medicine is the medical speciality dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Internists is a medical doctor that specializes in the diagnosis and medical (nonsurgical) treatment of adults and are skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes (diseases of the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory, vascular systems and other physical and mental impairments), while concentrating on the wellness of the patient as a whole. They treat the whole body, not just the internal organs, in order to improve a person’s condition. Internal medicine doctors can handle any kind of problem, no matter how rare or complex it is. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare.
Medical diagnosis and treatment
Medicine is mainly focused on the art of diagnosis and treatment with medication, but many subspecialties administer procedural treatment:
• Cardiology: Angioplasty, Cardioversion, Cardiac Ablation, Intra-aortic balloon pump
• Critical care medicine: Mechanical Ventilation
• Gastroenterology: Endoscopy and ERCP
• Nephrology: Dialysis
• Pulmonology: Bronchoscopy
Internal Medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists, or physicians (without a modifier) in Commonwealth nations. Internists are skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. Internists care for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and may play a major role in teaching and research.
Because internal medicine patients are often seriously ill or require complex investigations, internists do much of their work in hospitals. Internists often have subspecialty interests in diseases affecting particular organs or organ systems.
General Internal Medicine professionals focus on:
• Comprehensive care for people with undefined symptoms — such as shortness of breath, chest pain, abdominal pain and back pain — who need help in diagnosing their illness.
• Collaboration, which means you may be referred to a surgeon or other doctor from GMH multidisciplinary team of specialized experts
• Preventive medicine care, Health checkup and diagnostic studies such as Hemo-grams (Complete blood count), mammograms, Pap smears, cholesterol screening and blood pressure screening.
• Communication with your local primary provider about ongoing care if required, which is especially important if you have one or more chronic medical illnesses, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
• Comprehensive management of medical needs for hospitalized patients, including preoperative evaluation of medical risks before surgery.
At GMH, division of General Internal Medicine Physician / doctors and advanced practice providers are dedicated to understanding and managing all aspects of adult patients general health care. They also offer preventive care and disease prevention strategies to help the patient maintain a healthy lifestyle.
This care is provided in a clinical environment. General Internal Medicine doctor provides seamless referral to other specialists as needed. This method of comprehensive care ensures that the patient gets exactly the care they need