Internal medicine

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Internal medicine, also called general medicine (in Commonwealth nations) is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists, or physicians.

Hospitalists and primary care

  • Internists are especially skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. Internists that take care of patients primarily in the outpatient setting are called primary care physicians.
  • Internists care for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and may play a major role in teaching and research. Those internists and other physicians that focus on taking care of hospitalized patients are called hospitalists.

What do Internal Medicine physicians do?

Procedures

Internal medicine physicians can perform the following procedures: The type of procedures performed depend on the provider's practice and may include:

Other procedures include:Abdominal paracentesis, Arterial line placement, Central venous line placement, Arthrocentesis, Electrocardiography, Incision / drainage of an abscess, Lumbar puncture, and Thoracentesis etc.

Top internal medicine journals

  • Wondering which academic journals does Internal medicine as a provider might follow?

Some of the top journals that Internal medicine may follow to keep abreast with the latest studies and research in the field of internal medicine:

Do you know which academic journals does Internal medicine as a provider follow?

Choosing the right internist

Education of internal medicine physicians

Internal medicine residency training

Subspecialties of internal medicine

Job opportunities and prospects

For job profile and outlook, see BLS.GOV

Board certifications

Professional organizations

Famous internal medicine physicians

List of Internal medicine doctors

Comprehensive list of Category:Internal medicine providers in the United States.

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