Internal Medicine and Family Practice
General Internal Medicine involves the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions in the adult patient. Typically, patients are middle aged or elderly, but internists also see patients in their teens and twenties as well.
Internal Medicine Physicians are trained in all aspects of general practice/family practice plus they have received additional training in a variety of subspecialties including Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, and Gastroenterology. They are able to diagnose and treat simple problems such as sore throats, ear infections and sinus infections. However, their extensive training also allows them to manage complex chronic medical conditions including thyroid disease, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, allergies and high cholesterol.