Our internal medicine physicians draw on their extensive knowledge of adult medicine to treat and manage most conditions and to help you stay healthy.
Primary care for adults
Doctors of internal medicine, or internists, are primary care providers who focus on treating adults. These physicians are specially trained to solve diagnostic puzzles and are experts in treating patients with multiple conditions—whether they are simple or complex, a one-time illness, or an ongoing issue.
Instead of focusing on a single organ or body system, internal medicine physicians are concerned with the whole patient. They treat and manage a broad range of conditions, including:
- Blood problems
- Digestive problems
- Endocrine and hormonal problems
- Joint and rheumatologic problems
- Kidney problems
- Mental health issues
- Infectious diseases
- Neurological problems
- Respiratory disease
- Urinary problems
- Vascular and heart disease
The internist-patient relationship is a long-term one. If you need surgery or other form of specialty care, your internal medicine physician will connect you with the right type of specialist, help coordinate your treatment, and continue to provide follow-up and ongoing care as your primary care provider.