Internal medicine is a science that represents the best of both worlds. The specialty will combine analytical examination of laboratory science with a personalized, compassionate approach to adult medicine. This will enables doctors to treat both common illnesses and complex medical conditions. They also specialized in treating long-term chronic illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Doctors who specialize in internal medicine are internists or general internists. Internal medicine specialists also take a close look at how all the systems in the body work together as a whole because a problem in one area could cause complications in another.