Internal Medicine focuses on the medical needs of adults, age 18 or older. Physicians who specialize in internal medicine are called internists.
Internists are specially trained to diagnose and treat adult patients with acute illnesses, chronic problems, and complex medical disorders in both the office and hospital settings. If surgery is indicated, your internist will arrange for a consultation with a physician in the appropriate surgical specialty.
Certain sub-specialties within internal medicine are also available in MPMPC, Inc., including gastroenterology, infectious disease, preventive medicine and gerontology (click on Specialties for more detailed information).