Doctors of internal medicine that are dedicated to learning how to
prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. They are
sometimes referred to as the "doctor's doctor," because they are often
called upon to act as consultants to other medical practitioners to help
solve puzzling diagnostic problems. Physicians 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
puzzling 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.