Internal medicine specialists (also known as l?“internists”) specialize in the treatment of adult diseases. Their area of expertise focuses on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. Internists are considered “doctor’s doctor” and are often invited to consult other specialists in difficult diagnoses.
The Department of Internal Medicine provides general health check-up services as well as diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases such as cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, digestive, respiratory.. General internal medicine doctors are also real people. Do a physical examination when you experience unpleasant symptoms of unknown cause. Besides, the General Doctor will also combine with the specialist doctors to bring the best treatment results for you.
Unlike specialist doctors, who focus on treating only one organ of the body, such as cardiovascular, kidney, dermatology, etc., internists are trained to treat possible diseases. affect many different organs simultaneously or consecutively, for example: immune disorders such as lupus erythematosus, Wegener, or scleroedema can affect the nervous system, skin, kidneys, lungs etc. other parts. Many of these diseases are difficult to recognize and are rare, so the diagnosis will be very complicated. Internal medicine doctors are very experienced in treating infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or parasitic infections. Usually, these doctors are also knowledgeable in a sub-specialty of lung, cardiology, nephrology, hematology, etc. They also have rich experience in other areas such as: preventive drugs, men’s diseases, women’s diseases, the effects of drug abuse, mental health, effective treatment of common diseases of the eyes, ears, nervous system and reproductive organs.
Two main tools assist physicians in diagnosing the patient’s medical history and clinical examination. These are also l?two essential elements in internal medicine. The internist will meticulously note features that describe the true disease (eg, sequential shallow and deep breathing in the diagnosis of Cheyne-Stoke disease, or continuous deep breathing in Kussmaul disease), or physical signs (eg, the “drumstick” phenomenon in many forms of lung disease). All are important clues in the diagnostic process. The medical history – the complete system of data related to the patient’s medical condition – helps doctors record and note any medical symptoms that patients may miss. The clinical examination follows its own procedures.
Once all the information is available, the internist can usually perform a “gradual diagnosis” or list potential diseases with a group of signs and symptoms that match the records from the patient’s description. patient.
To narrow down the diagnosis, the doctor will order blood tests and imaging tests. These tests will aid in the screening process, for example, help detect anemia without symptoms. Laboratory tests are often indicated, especially in elderly patients, such as chest x-ray, blood analysis, baseline electrolytes, renal function testing, and blood urea nitrogen.
Based on the tests, the internist probably has a diagnosis, or at least a list of possible diseases. Then, the patient has to do some special tests so that the doctor can make an accurate conclusion, such as a biopsy for cancer, a microbiological salt culture, etc.
Internal medicine mainly focuses on diagnosis and treatment with drugs, such as antibiotics, steroids or other drugs. Sometimes medical treatment also requires surgery. At that time, the internist will combine with the relevant specialized surgeon (general surgery, orthopedic, thoracic, cardiovascular, etc.) to have the most optimal treatment plan for the patient. patient.
The Department of General Internal Medicine also provides 24/7 emergency services at Tan Tao General Hospital to assist customers in emergency cases. With a team of professional, dedicated and experienced doctors and medical staff along with a system of modern equipment, Tan Tao Hospital deserves to be a reliable address of customers.