Internal medicine is a broad and varied specialty that has its roots in primary care and is devoted to providing primary and specialty care to individuals of all ages. Internists diagnose and manage diseases involving any of the organ systems and are specially trained to manage seriously ill patients suffering from advanced illness as well as diseases of more than one system.
Internal medicine provides care and tends to general medical needs including disease prevention, early detection of disease, screening, patient education, and follow-up care from hospitalization.
Our internists work closely with other experts across the spectrum of care—nursing, hematology, radiology, oncology, physical therapists and others—to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and to determine the best course of treatment.
Our internists are trained in many procedures from many different disciplines and areas such as:
Here, we organize and co-ordinate the patient’s care, and ensure that every patient has access to the care he/she needs.
Internal Medicine Definition. Retrieved November 17, 2016, from https://www.cma.ca/Assets/assets-library/document/en/advocacy/Internal-Medicine-e.pdf