An internal medicine practitioner has spent at least three years training after medical school in the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. He or she is a specialist in primary care and an expert on the adult body’s internal systems and their relationships with one another.
An internal medicine physician is a good choice as a primary physician for individuals with any medical problem, or for any individual who is looking to maintain and optimize his or her health and well-being.
Your internist will use a variety of diagnostic techniques to identify health problems from many thousands of possibilities. He or she will then select the appropriate therapy to restore your health.
Your Duke internal medicine provider can also connect you to the vast resources of Duke Medicine’s many medical specialties and services when needed. He or she will closely supervise and coordinate your care along the way.