Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and care of adults across thespectrum from health to complex illness. Internists are sometimes referred to as the “doctor’s doctor” because they are often called to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.
Internists are equipped to deal with whatever problem a patient brings no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex. They are specially trained to solve challenging diagnostic problems and can handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time.
They also bring to patients an understanding of wellness (disease prevention and the promotion of health), women’s health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs. Internal Medicine at Shifa has a wide range of clinical offerings, including but not limited to, general practice, acute and chronic illness, annual check-ups, well-woman check-ups, preventive medicine, insurance medicals, immunizations, travel advice and inpatient services including pre-operative evaluation.