Internal Medicine

Looking for an internist in San Diego?

Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups has a comprehensive list of internal medicine physicians specializing in just about every aspect of adult healthcare. Internists, also known as general internists, have advanced knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health concerns and illnesses. These physicians are trained in the essentials of general medicine, which incorporates an overall understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system, reproductive organs, and diseases affecting all parts of the body.

Vaccine & Immunization

Many diseases that used to be common, such as polio, measles, and pertussis can now be prevented by vaccination. Internal medicine physicians can make recommendations and answer any questions you have regarding vaccines and immunizations.

Rare Diseases

Internal medicine physicians specialize in a wide range of rare diseases including heart conditions, genetic diseases, blood disorders, cancers, skin conditions, infectious diseases, and pediatric diseases.

End-Of-Life Care

Internal medicine physicians care for adult patients at every stage of life, including end-of-life care. Important aspects of end-of-life care involve providing emotional support and pain management.

Internal medicine physicians provide long-term, comprehensive care in hospitals, clinics, private medical offices, and in many other settings. Internists are constantly learning about the latest innovations and updates in the world of healthcare because the goal of an internist is to be ready to care for any adult sickness. This is true no matter how common or rare that illness may be, or how simple or difficult it is to treat. Because their field requires them to be so well-rounded, they are constantly learning more about health concerns related to cancer, diabetes, digestion, hormones, rheumatism, infections, and old age.

Internists may choose to subspecialize in one of the many sub-specialty areas of internal medicine. Some of the most common focuses include: adolescent medicine, allergy and immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, infectious disease, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology, rheumatology, and sports medicine. An internist may also work in a multidisciplinary team with any of these specialists in order to provide the best management and/or treatment plan for a patient’s health condition.

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