Experts in Adult Health
Specialists in internal medicine are experts in adult health and specially trained to solve diagnostic problems. They often serve as the primary care physician for adult patients, and focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. They give regular physical exams, offer preventive care, suggest routine health screenings and manage a broad range of adult health conditions, including most non-surgical illnesses such as high blood pressure or diabetes. In most cases, internal medicine physicians refer severe or unusual cases to an appropriate medical specialist.