Internal medicine is the term used to describe the medical profession that focuses on comprehensive adult care. San Diego internal medicine doctors are called internists. These doctors care for a person for the duration of his or her lifetime.
The San Diego internal medicine doctors at Pacific Medical Care are Board Certified, highly skilled, compassionate and knowledgable. Care is provided at our Downtown San Diego clinic.
Internal medicine providers devote three years of education studying adult medicine, and learning how to diagnose and treat adult diseases. Family practitioners treat people from age 0 through 100, and specialize in family practice. Internists do not deliver babies, do not perform surgery, and do not treat children. Internists have a wide-range of knowledge based on complex diseases.
An internist treats a variety of conditions, from something as routine as a cold to in-depth care for chronic illnesses, such as heart disease or diabetes. Internists can coordinate many subspecialists in order to treat a certain ailment or disease. Patients like to know they have a long-term relationship with a doctor who can provide complex care.
Internists often focus on general internal medicine. However, many of these doctors have additional training to subspecialize in one of 13 different areas. These include: