An Internist specializes in adult internal medicine, specifically the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases as well as the treatment of the disease process dealing with the suppression of the immune system.
Internists concentrate on providing general medical care to adults 18 years and older. Internists are trained to solve diagnostic problems and handle chronic illnesses conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. They also bring to patients an understanding of preventive medicine, men’s and women’s health, as well as effective treatment of common problems and illnesses. Many older adults in the United States see an internist as their primary physician.
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