The term “Internal Medicine” comes from the German term Innere Medizin, a discipline popularised in Germany in the late 1800s to describe physicians who combined the science of the laboratory with the care of patients.
Internal medicine is a medical specialty, which focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of nonsurgical conditions in adults. This medical specialty is incredibly varied, because it focuses on the whole body of the patient, not just on one particular system.
Internal Medicine deals with conditions like fevers of uncertain cause, infections of all sorts, TIAs (mini strokes)/strokes, diabetes, blood pressure problems, blood disorders, weight loss and other endocrine issues.
Some well-known subspecialties in internal medicine include cardiology, endocrinology, rheumatology, infectious disease, haematology, gastroenterology, oncology, and pulmonology. These specialists deal with the heart, the endocrine system, immune disorders, infectious biological diseases like viruses, blood, the digestive tract, cancer, and the lungs, respectively. Physicians that work in Beacon’s Internal Medicine department are trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of numerous diseases and conditions, and manage the common illnesses and complex problems of adults and the elderly.
Our Physicians are trained in dealing with complex, chronic illnesses and treating several different illnesses at the same time. They are specially trained to focus on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.