What is an Internist? - Addison Internal Medicine

Top Internal Medicine Doctors in Addison and Carrollton

Internal medicine physicians specifically focus on caring for adult patients, working toward optimal wellness for the whole person. They use scientific research and clinical expertise to accurately diagnose and treat patients. These physicians are called internists, general internists or doctors of internal medicine. Addison Internal Medicine was founded by three internal medicine specialists. Although they sometimes function as primary care physicians, internal medicine specialists are not general practitioners or family practitioners.

Caring for the Whole Patient

Internists are equipped to deal with almost any kind of illness or injury, including acute or chronic conditions, no matter how common or rare, how simple or complex. They are trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems, even when more than one illness strikes at once.

Some general internists expand their repertoire to include one or more “sub-specialties” in their medical practice. A cardiologist, for example, is an internist with a subspecialty of treating heart disease. To sub-specialize in a particular field, the internist typically completes a one to three year fellowship beyond the three-year general internal medicine residency.

Even without a chosen sub-specialty, internal medicine doctors usually excel at providing preventive medicine services, wellness coaching, women’s health care, mental health treatment,  disease management, reproductive health services, ear/nose/throat patient care, dermatology and more. We offer dependability that makes our doctors worthy to be a trusted lifetime partner in good health.

Internal Medicine Sub-specialties

  • Adolescent medicine
  • Allergy and immunology
  • Cardiology (heart)
  • Endocrinology (diabetes and other glandular disorders)
  • Gastroenterology (colon and intestinal tract)
  • Geriatrics (care of the elderly)
  • Hematology (blood)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Nephrology (kidneys)
  • Oncology (cancer)
  • Pulmonology (lungs)
  • Rheumatology (Arthritis)
  • Sports medicine

Schedule a Visit With an Addison Internist

Whether you are age 16 to 65 and beyond, our internal medicine doctors have the expertise to care for all your healthcare needs. Contact us online or call 972-733-3090.