Frequently Asked Questions
Internal Medicine Doctor Overview
Internal Medicine is a medical speciality that deals with diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases in adults. Internal medicine emphasises a thorough understanding of science underlying the practice of medicine and the need to develop a comprehensive fund of knowledge of disease gained through study, observation and experience in the care of patients, leading to a mastery of complex inter-relationship of science and disease. Internal medicine physicians value the ongoing development and refinement of their own skills in understanding illnesses and their treatment. They occupy a unique role in the lives of patients and society at large and provide their personal best in providing scientifically based compassionate and high value care with a humane touch. The way doctor interacts with patients makes a lot of difference in building longitudinal relationships with patients for long time.
At BLK-Max, we have some of the best Internal Medicine doctors who also provide preventive care to patients.
Conditions & types of diseases treated by Internal Medicine Doctor
Internal Medicine Doctors treat various conditions such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, pneumonias, diabetes, dyslipidemias, acute respiratory conditions, tuberculosis, malaria, typhoid, hepatitis, liver abscess, intestinal infections, urinary infections, viral infections, HIV/AIDS, migraine, meningitis etc to name a few.
What would you see an internal medicine doctor for?
You should see an Internal Medicine Doctor if you have a common illness such as fever, flu, chest pain, headache, breathlessness, stomach ache, weight gain or loss, chronic illness, or allergies
How to find a good internal medicine doctor?
You should check the doctor's qualifications, experience, and expertise to find the best one for you and the quality of the institution where he is attached.
What is internal medicine doctor vs primary care?
Internal medicine doctors are specialists who diagnose and treat complex diseases of internal organs, whereas primary care physicians deal with mild illnesses such as viral fever, common cold and flu.
Do internal medicine doctors do surgery?
No, Internal Medicine Doctors do not perform surgery.
What to expect from doctors of internal medicine?
Internal Medicine Doctors check vitals such as pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure, respiratory system, abdomen. They take a medical history, perform a physical examination and advise medications accordingly with relevant lab investigations.