Health struggles can cause difficult, trying times. A great doctor can boost your outlook by diagnosing your problems and recommending treatment. A Doctor of Internal Medicine, or Internist, specializes in working with adult patients to monitor health and identify illnesses. If you’re seeking internal medicine help, please call (740) 439-3515 or contact Dr. Rebecca Brauch online.
What is Internal Medicine?
Simply put, internal medicine is concerned with diagnosing, preventing, and treating illness and disease in adults. Internists differ from family physicians in that they focus solely on adult patients.
Many Doctors of Internal Medicine maintain a general focus, looking at a patient’s full body and systems to prevent, diagnose and treat illness. Some Internists, however, choose a specialty, making them knowledgeable on a given subsystem or topic.
Specialties of internal medicine include:
- Cardiology (heart care)
- Adolescent medicine
- Critical care
- Endocrinology (endocrine system, hormone