The specialty

Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the comprehensive care of sick adults.

Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists.

Objectives in general internal medicine

  • It provides a complete and comprehensive clinical attention to patients with health problems.
  • Internists orientate patients as they go through the health care system, leading and organizing the response to their medical condition, as well as coordinating the other specialists needed for a correct diagnosis and therapy.
  • Internists are often called upon to act as consultants to other primary care physicians and the rest of medical specialists to help solve puzzling diagnoses of patients who could even suffer a blend of several diseases, or who may present symptoms from varied organs and organ systems.