What is Internal Medicine/ Etymology?

Internal Medicine is the medical speciality that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of internal diseases.  Internal medicine is a complex branch of medicine usually requiring long procedures and study of the organs. Internal medicine lies within the clinical pharmacy and veterinary medicine procedures. Internal medicine is specially designed and studied for the treatment of diseases affecting more than one organ. Internal Medicine is not to be confused with common family medicine procedures. 

Please Note: Internal medicine is different from family medicine. Internal medicine was developed for specific medical studies and hence it is specific for health conditions. Family medicine grew out of general physician practices in the early 1960s. Overtime family medicine grew to be a full spectrum of common medicines for a family system. Internal medicine is specific to organ disease treatment such as medicine required during surgical procedures, medicine involving liver, kidney, heart, lung diseases.  

Who is an Internal Medicine Specialist or Internist?

Also known as Internist, an Internal Medicine Specialist is a general physician practicing highly advanced internal medicine regulation for major disease diagnosis and prevention. An Internist or a Doctor of Internal Medicine is NOT to be confused with an intern; who happens to be a first-year residency medical student. An internal medicine specialist is often referred by other specialists as well due to their keen diagnostic analyses. An internal medicine specialist will often take further training to sub-specialize in various branches of medical fields, some of which includes;

  • Immunology

  • Adolescent medicine

  • Critical care medicine

  • Hospital medicine

  • Sports medicine

  • Geriatric medicine

  • Tropical medicine

  • Rehabilitation medicine

  • Renal medicine

  • Nuclear Medicine

  • Palliative medicine

  • Cardiology

  • Acute medicine

  • Genito-urinary medicine

  • Infectious diseases

  • Clinical Pharmacology

  • Dermatology

  • Endocrinology

  • Hematology

  • Oncology

  • Pulmonary Diseases

  • Nephrology

  • Rheumatology

  • Gastroenterology

Apart from the following subspecialities an internal medicine specialist will also provide the following administer procedural treatments;

  • Angioplasty 

  • Dialysis

  • Bronchoscopy

  • Mechanical ventilation

  • Endoscopy and ERCP

When to see an Internal Medicine Specialist?

An internal medicine specialist is usually referred to in case of specific medicine consultation. For example, a patient with extreme insomnia problems will be referred to an internist who specializes in sleep medicine. Similarly, during surgical treatment, a doctor of internal medicine will be onboard along with the other specialist for the regulation of medicines required during the whole treatment procedure. Cancer patients are more referred to as an internal medicine specialist for target medicine treatment. Apart from referred appointments, a yearly checkup with an internist is highly recommended for annual health screenings. 

Services of an Internal Medicine Specialist

A doctor of internal medicine offers the following services;

  • Bone density screenings

  • Echocardiograms

  • Stress Tests

  • Immunizations

  • Holter Monitoring

  • Ultrasounds

Other services are for the following conditions;

  • Diabetes

  • Infectious diseases

  • Allergies

  • Heart problems

  • Medicine treatment for Cancer

Certified Internal Medicine Specialists in Pakistan | Just a Click Away!

Most of the Internal Medicine Specialists are board certified General Physicians, who have specialized in ‘Internal Medicine’  fellowships with their study focus on target organ medicine.  It is important for an Internist to carry a license for practicing from a recognized board or state. Pakistan has many top qualified Internal Medicine Specialists who are the best in their field. In order to help you, Healthwire is providing you with easy access to Pakistan’s Best Internal Medicine Specialist. Healthwire is associated with PMDC certified Internal Medicine Specialists. You can find the complete list of both male and female Internal Medicine Specialists from all over Pakistan with their detailed information of expertise, practicing location, and timings. You can easily book an “Online Appointment” or even Opt for “Video Consultation” at your own ease, Anywhere, Anytime all over Pakistan by either Calling us at 04232500989 or download our Healthwire App to book appointments.


Frequently Asked Questions
What does a medicine specialist do?

Internal medicine specialists are medical health professionals who diagnose, treat, and prevent various common, rare, and complex diseases and disorders.

What are the other names of an internal medicine specialist?

Internal medicine specialist is also known as Internal Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Doctor, Family Physician, General Physician, Medical Specialist, Consultant Physician, and میڈیسن کے سپیشلسٹ ڈاکٹر .

What is the difference between a general physician and an internal medicine specialist?

Internal medicine specialists normally treat adults while general physicians can treat people of all age groups.

Does an internal medicine specialist perform surgery?

Internal medicine specialists do not perform surgical procedures. They are the primary healthcare provider and do not have any training in surgery, obstetrics or pediatrics. When needed your internal medicine specialist will refer you to a surgeon.

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