Internal medicine addresses the overall health and well-being of adults. Specifically, it focuses on diagnosing diseases and disorders, finding and applying the proper treatment strategies, and preventing diseases from occurring.
What makes internal medicine unique is that internists don’t treat children. The doctors are specifically trained to attend to the complex and changing health needs of young adults and adults as they mature. Internists don’t perform surgery of any kind.
The internists at Amsterdam Medical Practice use a scientific, patient-centered approach to maintain, diagnose, and treat adults with a variety of diseases and illnesses. They are experts because they routinely deal with some of the most complex medical issues that adults face, work diligently to find effective treatments, and utilize preventive methods to help thwart the onset of disease so healthy people stay that way.
Internists treat their patients for common illnesses like colds and the flu. They can also provide the specialized care needed to treat complex diseases like heart disease, diabetes, or hormonal imbalances.
Internists often take on the role of team leader when it comes to a patient’s care. When necessary, they coordinate with specialists who can best treat an illness. Internists are specially trained to maintain a long-term relationship with patients so they can provide essential care over a lifespan.
Doctors of internal medicine treat patients with a wide range of illnesses that include but are not limited to:
Let the internists of Amsterdam Medical Practice put you on the path to better health. Call to schedule a visit, or book your appointment online today.
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