Internal medicine is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical problems, ranging from severe to minor diseases on their own or as multiple diseases at one time.
Internal medicine can be a pre-requisite for further specialized medical training, such as endocrinology. However, during and after specialized training, physicians can still operate as an internist and their new respective specialty.
Notable Internists and sub-specialistsEdit
- Dr. Sam Bennett (Staff Internist, cardiothoracic surgeon at Seaside Health and Wellness)
- Dr. Pete Wilder (Attending Critical Care Physician at St. Ambrose Hospital, Infectious Disease Specialist and Complementary Medicine Specialist at Seaside Health and Wellness)
- Dr. Bradley Parker (former Internal Medicine Resident at Mercy West Medical Center)
- Dr. Meg Porter (Attending Internist and Doctors Without Borders Physician)
- Dr. Lauren Riley (Attending Internist and Diagnostician from University of California San Francisco)
Notes and TriviaEdit
- Although Pete's training does include an internal medicine residency, as a fellowship in critical care medicine and infectious disease requires it, he has never been referred to as nor practiced as an internal medicine physician or an internist.
- Although Meg was not indicated, in dialogue, as an internal medicine physician, she did mention that she was a resident with Pete. As Pete had to have completed an internal medicine residency to specialize in infectious disease and critical care, it is very likely that Meg also practices internal medicine.