Internal medicine, also known as general medicine, is the medical specialty that involves treatment, diagnosis and prevention of diseases in adults.
For patients who have multiple illnesses in areas overlapping several special departments of internal medicine such that we cannot ascertain which department they should visit, we provide widely diverse types of care, including holistic evaluations and immediate early treatments as needed. When we can ascertain the appropriate department for each patient, we will refer the patient to it. However, we provide care for patients requiring general medical diagnoses and treatments.
Physicians that specialize in internal medicine are known as internists or simply physicians. They are highly skilled in managing patients with multi-system disease processes. Physicians not only take care of hospitalized and ambulatory patients but also play a big role in research and teaching. As internal medicine patients are seriously ill and require more complex diagnosis and investigations, physicians do a major part of their work in hospitals. They also have subspecialty in diseases that affect particular organ systems. At ITSSH Department of Internal Medicine, we provide extensive primary care in an outpatient setting while also providing care to hospitalized patients suffering from a wide range of diseases. Our internal medicine department is well equipped to manage chronic health conditions like heart diseases and diabetes and to treat acute illness like joint pain and respiratory infections. Our healthcare team consists of Board Certified physicians of internal medicine, nurses, pediatrics and geriatrics, medical assistants and highly skilled support staff.