Whenever we wake up with a headache, a fever, or a simple cold and cough, or we are simply feeling uneasy, people often say, ‘Go visit the doctor’. The branch of healthcare they are referring to is Internal Medicine. It is a specialty in healthcare that is responsible for managing and curing multisystem and complex conditions that a single-organ specialist might not be well versed with. These conditions include fatigue, dyspnoea, weight loss, changes in the conscious state or chest pain. There are various acute illnesses that might trouble multiple organ systems simultaneously known as multiple comorbidities that a single patient might be suffering from. Commonly known as a general physician, these doctors aren’t necessarily less efficient in single-organ abnormalities. Instead, they are equipped with the right knowledge and know-how to treat patients for conditions that might be outside the scope of a single-organ specialist or that involve multiple organ systems.
Although an Internal Medical Specialist will majorly work independently, there are conditions where they might also require some aid from a single-organ specialist. The most commonly referred to single-organ specialists that IMSs go to are:
Also known as general medicine, this department primarily deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and cure for diseases occurring in adults. General physicians, along with clinical responsibilities, may also be involved in a lot of study and research relating to their respective domain of function. This domain is contained within clinical pharmacy and veterinary medicine, and since patients needing a physician are often critically ill and / or sensitive, an internist does most of his work inside a hospital. IM/GM thrives on a good doctor-patient relationship as that can determine the way to an efficient treatment regime. The scope of expertise for a General Medicine doctor has to be broad as he/she must be well-equipped and trained to deal with multiple conditions as it might often be the case that the patient is severely ill or is suffering from a highly critical abnormality.
This department is known for its comprehensive medical care to patients above 14 years of age. We offer outpatient and 24/7 emergency care services with an emphasis on excellent doctor-patient communication that we believe, is the cornerstone to any healthcare procedure.
Our doctors are qualified to solve complex diagnostic problems, handle severe chronic illnesses and balance delicate situations, when several different illnesses may strike at the same time. They also bring to patients an understanding of preventative medicine, men and women’s health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as effective treatment of common problems. They specialize in the care of patients with undefined symptoms and complaints who need help in diagnosing their illnesses. Look no further than Aster Hospitals for an internal medicine specialist.
The department provides the full gambit of preventive medical care, including routine screening and immunization, to help our patients maintain and improve their health and to identify those patients who are at a high risk for specific conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol, heart diseases and blood clotting disorders.
This department at Aster Hospitals promotes the concept of preventive healthcare through a dedicated Wellness Clinic – a one-of-a-kind special, proactive healthcare clinic. At Aster Hospitals, we believe that patients and their families should have access to high-quality healthcare at a center that they trust.
In times when quality healthcare is the prime need of the hour, Aster Hospitals’ state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure and expert panel of doctors, clinicians, and technicians, ensure that every patient is given undivided attention. With a treatment philosophy that’s driven on a fine blend of science and expertise, research and study, care and commitment, we are dedicated to making the world a happier, healthier place. A prodigy of the same philosophy, our hospital houses some of the best internal medicine doctors in the country, an impressive record replete with laurels and thousands of happy patients and counting. Aster Hospitals is constantly seeking newer opportunities to set bigger yardsticks with advanced progress. Present in over 9 countries, Aster Hospitals is probably one of the world's most rapidly going healthcare chains. Offering a wide range of healthcare services, Aster Hospitals boasts a diverse team of highly-skilled healthcare professionals and medical infrastructure capable of end to-end-disease detection and cure. Headquartered in Dubai, the Aster DM network now encompasses 17,600+ employees, 2296 doctors with several JCI accredited Hospitals, clinics and Diagnostic Centers. Each of the Group’s verticals is a symbol of distinction, driven by the commitment to build a healthier tomorrow and to take healthcare to the next level of excellence.