If you don't know what an internist is, you are not alone. Most Americans don't know what an internist, officially a Doctor of Internal Medicine, does, according to a survey by the American College of Physicians. But if you're an adult, you might want to find one.
Internal Medicine physicians are experts in complexity
They see every connection in the adult human body. Internal Medicine Physicians serve, and lead, in many diverse roles and settings. They are critical thinkers who thrive in uncertainty and excel in the most challenging and dynamic environments, and care for patients throughout their health care journey. Their expertise makes them vital to both patients and medical professionals.
Internal Medicine physicians are specialists
They apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. They are especially well trained in the diagnosis of puzzling medical problems, in the ongoing care of chronic illnesses, and in caring for patients with more than one disease. Internal medicine physicians also specialize in health promotion and disease prevention.
If you have any medical condition or you have not had a check-up lately, please call an internist.