Doctors of general medicine, also called internists, focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. University Hospital internists are especially skilled in the management of a wide variety of clinical, hospitalized or ambulatory patients and play a major role in teaching and research.
This medical specialty is incredibly varied because it focuses on the whole body of the patient. Although the name “internists” suggests internal organs, these types of physicians also treat external conditions. Internists often solve medical puzzles since they are familiar with a wide range of medical conditions and their causes. Specialists in internal medicine treat patients with all kinds of conditions and ailments. They use a wide assortment of diagnostic techniques to learn more about their patient’s condition. Most internists also promote prevention of common and avoidable conditions.
Our general medicine clinics are conveniently located throughout Columbia.