Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists.
Internists are specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and are able to handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time. Besides, they bring to patients an understanding of disease prevention and the promotion of health, women’s health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.
The range of experience allows an integrated approach to patient care and helps to limit the volume of referrals to other departments.
Among the roles commonly discharged by Internists at Gulf Diagnostics Center Hospital are:
There are nine sub-specialties recognized in Internal Medicine:
Neurologist who deals with stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other neurological diseases.