Do you who are internists?
Do you know the difference between family medicine and internal medicine?
Internal medicine is just for adults.
Internists are amazing specialists in internal medicines.
Internal medicine is the medicine of internal organs i.e. the heart, the lungs, the liver, the kidneys, the brain, spinal column, muscles, nerves, and joints. A specialist deals with a wide range of conditions affecting these organs. Although some severe diseases hurt specific internal organs, but most of the common diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and arteriosclerosis etcetera may affect many internal organs of the body altogether.
Professionals with internal medicine degree are known as internists, who are trained to recognize and manage a wide range of diseases, even chronic and multiple disorders. these internists commonly practice in hospitals where patients can be taken care of in case of acute illness or supervise their care. Some internists also have office-based practices with links with local hospitals.
University departments offer training for a postgraduate qualification in a specialty in internal medicine, a process which takes five years in most countries and also requires the individual to qualify an exam in many parts of the world.
Difference Between Internal Medicine And Family Medicine
Internal medicine is confused with family medicine, even though it differs from it in focus, training and patient-care activities. The two medical sciences grew out in different eras i.e. the 1900s and 1960s respectively. Internal medicine has its primary focus on adult patients even after the development of pediatrics as a separate specialty, while family medicine is a general practice of medicine.