What Is Internal Medicine?

As you're searching for a physician to entrust with your health and wellness needs, you may be wondering how an internal medicine doctor is different from another type of physician. Let's take a look at some of the points that set internal medicine doctors apart from the rest.

  • An internal medicine doctor focuses solely on adults, unlike a family medicine doctor, who focuses on the health and wellness of entire family units. Internal medicine doctors are experts in issues that affect people from young adults to middle age and stay familiar with the latest research that affects the wellness of people in these age groups.

  • Internal medicine physicians are trained to diagnose, treat, and monitor a wide variety of conditions. During their residency, internal medicine doctors go through a number of different rotations, exposing them to several sub-specialties of medicine. Some internal medicine doctors choose to focus on one specific sub-specialty, while others prefer to practice a broad scope of medicine.

  • Internal medicine doctors are often referred to as a "doctor's doctor." An internal medicine doctor's wide scope of understanding allows them to help doctors who practice in a specific specialty to understand how certain conditions affect the body as a whole.

  • While they are not psychologists or psychiatrists, internal medicine doctors do have mental health training and are great at alerting patients when their mental health could use some extra attention.

If you're searching for an internal medicine doctor to take on your healthcare needs, Gulf Club Medicine is here to talk to you. We offer concierge medical service, meaning you're only ever a phone call or text away from speaking with your doctor. We understand that life is hectic, and it's our goal to meet your needs, keeping you as healthy as possible no matter how crazy your schedule may be. If you're ready to talk with us about how we can help you, feel free to give us a call.


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