Internal medicine is a specialty of medicine focuses on early identifying the risk factors for the most common diseases, by performing comprehensive and through physical exams and ordering the appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies to make early diagnosis and set up initial treatment plan for almost all diseases and medical conditions that affect the internal organs of the body. It is a broad field that includes a wide range of medical conditions and diseases, such as neurology, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, digestive diseases, respiratory diseases, detecting early cancer, and basic infectious diseases.
Internal medicine doctors, also known as internists, are trained to approach medical conditions in comprehensive way to the adult patients over 18 years old and think critically and systematically to identify and address the root cause of a patient's health problems by initiating the diagnostic work up from laboratory to imaging studies to reach the right diagnosis and initiate treatment as soon as possible. Internists may need to refer and communicate with other subspecialties in certain medical conditions like cardiologist, hematologist, pulmonologist, infectious disease, gastroenterologist and oncologist. Ultimately this will provide overall management of a complex medical conditions over the long term in a comprehensive way by developing strategies to maintain healthy lifestyle and preventing acute flares or crises of such chronic diseases to minimize the impact of chronic diseases on the patient’s daily lifestyle. This will be established by close follow up providing support and education to patients and their families during this process until full recovery
At American Hospital, internal medicine physician does not only work on diagnosing and treating acute and chronic diseases, but also to prevent the crises and the attacks of such diseases by recognizing and controlling the risk factors for such diseases as hypertension, diabetics, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, gout as well as Crohn and ulcerative colitis diseases.
Internal Medicine Doctor addresses a wide spectrum of illnesses of all body organs. Some of the common general medical conditions internal medicine focuses on are:
This medical specialty at American Hospital provides a wide range of non-surgical Medical services, which include:
In addition to our diagnostic and therapeutic services, we also place a strong emphasis on health education as we believe that empowering patients with knowledge and understanding is an essential part of maintaining good health.
Our internists provide the highest standards of care to all our patients, using evidence-based medicine as approach all the times. Whether you are seeking primary care physicians who can see patients at all ages or internal medicine Doctors who can see adults and elderly patients in our satellite clinics or inpatient care in the hospital, our team is always here working together to support you on your journey to better health.
Here, healthcare practitioners and staff encourage open communication and strive to connect with each person they treat. This approach means to provide personalized care that addresses your and your family’s most pressing health care concerns.
While our physicians treat a broad range of conditions, internists at American Hospital are strong advocates for preventive care and have a special interest in preventative health. For this reason, they keep arranging and incorporating health awareness programs into their practices throughout the year.