What is an Internal Medicine Doctor?
After medical school an internal medicine doctor or Internist spends three years in residency focusing on the adult patient, training with all the subspecialties of internal medicine such as cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, rheumatology and more. Months are spent in out-patient clinics, general hospital wards, and the coronary and intensive care units. Essentially an ‘internist’ spends time developing an understanding of most of the major specialty areas of medicine. Additionally, internists are frequently consulted to care for the medical problems of patients admitted for surgery or psychiatric care.
Here is a list of some of the most common services we provide:
- Annual physical examinations
- Preventive health consultations
- Immigration and naturalization physicals
- Travel medicine and vaccinations
- Care of all acute medical illnesses
- In-Patient care at San Ramon Medical Center
- Care of chronic illnesses, including hypertension, asthma, diabetes, arthritis