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1. What is internal medicine in Medical sciences?
Internal medicine is the branch of medical science that deals with the treatment of adults in a variety of illnesses from simple to complex ones. An internal medicine specialist can treat adults for emergency conditions as well as chronic complaints.
2. Can an internal medicine specialist treat children?
An internal medicine specialist usually deals with adults. However, many internal medicine specialists are also trained to treat teenagers. This can help to bridge the gap between paediatrics and internal medicine specialists.
3. Can an Internal medicine specialist perform surgery?
An internal medicine specialist mainly deals with chronic illnesses and diagnoses different health problems in adults. They get to study surgery in their curriculum; however, they will recommend you to see a surgeon if you need surgery as a treatment option. They can co-manage surgery with other surgeons.
4. Is an internist and internal medicine specialist the same?
An internal medicine specialist may take advice from the internist regarding puzzling diagnostic problems and chronic illnesses. Sometimes, an internal medicine specialist is referred to as an internist and can work in different settings. Both an internist and an internal medicine specialist are the same.
5. Are there specialities in internal medicine?
The specialities in internal medicine include the following:
·Cardiovascular diseases (heart-related problems)
·Gastroenterology (stomach and intestinal problems)
·Nephrology (kidney problems)
·Geriatrics (Old patients)
·Allergy and immunology
·Rheumatology (joint, muscles, bones disorders)