WHAT IS AN INTERNIST:
They specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. The focus on adult patient care and assist in everything from promoting good health to treating chronic diseases.
WHAT DO THEY DO:
Internists understand the big picture of how the adult body works. Their primary role is to coordinate your care, whether that includes providing it themselves or referrals to other physicians for more specialized needs.
They look at your body as unified system in order to draw connections between symptoms and potential causes. Internists are primarily doctors for adults, and can assist with everything from wellness to diagnosis to basic treatment.