Sometimes the titles doctors have earned can be confusing to the average person seeking medical treatment. Practically everyone who has been to a hospital knows what a primary care doctor is and what a family medical doctor is. Less people have heard of doctors known as internists or doctors of internal medicine. Depending on how intensive their medical training has been, a primary care or family medical doctor might also be a doctor of internal medicine.
What Sets Internal Medicine Apart?
Doctors of internal medicine are the kinds of physicians who can handle practically any situation related to any disease or injury, to put it frankly. They are doctors who are most likely to have treated one or more of their patients since they were children into their adulthood. They often have relationships with their patients that are much more intimate than a regular doctor and patient relationship.
Doctors who practice internal medicine are specialized at keeping conditions of their patients from worsening by taking preventative measures. This can involve diet restrictions, special medications, specialized surgery, alternative therapies and more. What sets doctors of internal medicine apart is the length of time they have spent training and the valuable knowledge they have acquired as specialists as well as general doctors of medicine.
Doctors who practice internal medicine might be specialists in cardiology, treating allergies, diseases of the blood, lung disorders, the list goes on. When you have a chronic condition that needs the highest level of treatment over a significant period of time, a doctor of internal medicine should be your primary counsel.
An example of a patient who might need a specialized doctor of such a high caliber would be a person suffering from a heart disease who needs continuous care in order to prevent cardiac arrest. There might be other complicating factors associated with or are symptoms of the heart disease needing treatment as well. A doctor trained on this level can easily oversee the many factors concerned with their patient’s health and administer the right treatment as needed.
Do you have a serious condition that needs continued treatment by a physician trained in internal medicine who you can trust? If you do, the experts at ARR Medical Group in San Juan would be more than happy to discuss your options with you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!