Who is an internal medicine physician? Patients often suffer from several diseases at the same time and all diagnosed diseases need monitoring and treatment. An internal medicine physician treats the patient seeing their organism as a whole, taking into account all known diseases that they suffer from.
Internal medicine physicians are specialists with a wide area of expertise, including non-surgical diseases of organ systems, their nature, prevention, diagnoses, treatment options and prognosis.
Internal medicine deals with the diagnosis, treatment, intensive treatment and prevention in adults, including the elderly: lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, gastrintestial diseases, blood diseases, kidney diseases, metobolic disorders, infectious diseases, tumour diseases and poisoning.
Internal medicine physicians can devise a plan for further examinations or refer the patient to the right specialist based on their symptoms.
The most common problems that internal medicine physicians deal with are cardiovascular diseases (high blood pressure, arrhythmia, heart failure), venous thrombosis (treatment and prevention), differential diagnosis of anemia, and they can also devise plans to find tumours in case of suspicion.