Internal Medicine Doctors, often called “Internists,” focus on adult medicine. They care for their patients for life—from the teen years through old age. Internists have had special training focused on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases that affect adults.
Why choose an Internist for your health care?
An Internist, just like a family practice or general practice doctor, can serve as your primary care doctor. But Internists are unique because they focus on adult medicine. Internists don’t deliver babies, they don’t treat children and they don’t do surgery. They do, however, have a wide-range of knowledge of complex diseases that affect adults. With in-depth training in adult medicine, an Internist is your best choice to help you navigate the increasingly complex world of medical care.