What is internal medicine?
Internal medicine is a medical specialty focused on diagnosing and treating adults. It deals with a wide range of diseases and health problems, not just affecting the internal organs, but also the whole person, including chronically ill patients or patients in need of short-term care. According to the American College of Physicians: “Internal medicine physicians, or internists, are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.”.
What is an internal medicine doctor or an internist?
A physician who specializes in internal medicine can be called a doctor of internal medicine or an internist. However, do not mistake internists with “interns”, because interns are the first year medical residents, which means they are doctors in training. Internists are well trained in the diagnosis of medical problems and in the provision of appropriate care and treatment methods. They are also specialists in health promotion, disease and illness prevention. On the other hand, internal medicine physicians don’t deliver babies, treat children, or do surgery.
Internists in Raleigh, with their extensive knowledge and practical experience, provide highly qualified expertise in integrative medicine, primary care, preventive care, health maintenance and education. They also specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases. Our internal medicine doctors care for their patients for life, from late adolescence through to old age. They work hard to ensure you will receive the highest quality of personalized care. We believe in the importance of building a trusting relationship between a patient and an internist, as your well-being is our highest priority.
What do internal medicine doctors treat?
At our internal medicine clinic in Raleigh, our internists have broad ranging knowledge of complex diseases that affect adults. They are internal medicine specialists in diagnosing and treating diseases, that are currently, and particularly conditions where several various illnesses may strike at the same time. Our doctors are highly-trained not only to diagnose and treat the various conditions, but also to prevent your health from deteriorating by recognizing and controlling risk factors such as elevated blood pressure and cholesterol.
Conditions Treated by our internal medicine doctors:
- General medicine
- High blood pressure
- Allergies, such as asthma or COPD
- Heart disease
- Thyroid disorders
- Women’s health
- Adult immunizations
- Urinary problems
- Infectious disease
- Acute disorders such as flu, fever, abdominal pain
About Schneider Medical Group in Raleigh, NC
Dr. Inaam & Richard Schneider are both fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine, as well. If you would like to know more about the internal medicine practice in Raleigh, our internal medicine doctors, or other services provided by Dr. Schneider, please Contact Us or Schedule An Appointment.
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