Tuesday, 27 February 2018

All You Need to Know About Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is a medical specialty which deals with ailment taking place in internal organs of the body, like lungs, heart, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, kidneys, liver, muscles, joints, nerves, spinal column, etc. Some diseases attack a specific organ of the body while some diseases like diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis affect multiple organs together. These all conditions fall under the specialty of an internist. An internist is a doctor who specializes in the field of internal medicine.  

What is General Internal Medicine? 

Internists who enter into practice following their basic internal medicine training are known as ‘general internists.' These physicians practice ‘general internal medicine,' and they are proficient in handling a broad and comprehensive spectrum of illness which happens in adults. The specialty of a general internist is not confined to a particular medical problem or organ and is an expert of diagnosis, treatment of chronic illness and health promotion. 

The expertise of a general internist is aligned to any random problem which a patient brings irrespective of how complex or simple, common or rare the problem is. They are specially trained in primary care and handling severe illness or multiple problems which can strike at the same time. Though internists can act as a primary care physician, however, they are not ‘general practitioners.' 

What is handled by an Internal Medicine Practitioner? 
  • Severe chronic diseases. 
  • Patients who are suffering from acute conditions admitted to hospital and do not required highly specialized medical treatments. 
  • Diagnosis of complex and unusual medical presentations. 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from systematic and rare diseases. 
  • Treatment of patients suffering from multiple severe morbidities. 
  • Complete wellness care. 
  • Inpatient hospital care. 
  • Health screenings. 
  • Flu shots and immunizations. 

Why is Internal Medicine Care Important? 

We all are well aware of the saying, ‘prevention is better than cure.' Hence, internal medicine practitioners highly recommended adults to maintain their immunization, immediately see a physician in cases of illness and maintain a non-disrupting schedule for health screenings. It ensures a healthy life and enables medical practitioners to foresee and cure an ailment if any.  

If you are looking for a healthcare provider in Sharjah, then consider consulting doctors of Ishaq Bin Omran Medical Center (IBO). Their internal medicine physicians can determine a treatment plan for you and work closely with other doctors and specialists. 

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