Marigold Hospital’s department of Internal Medicine acts as the backbone of patient care, with its various specialty centres that integrate the dynamic range of subspecialities of internal medicine. Our Outpatient Department (OPD) treats a large number of patients on a regular basis.
What is General Medicine?
General medicine is the branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide range of medical conditions and diseases in adults. It encompasses a broad spectrum of medical knowledge and expertise.
What does a General Practitioner (GP) do?
A General Practitioner, also known as a family physician or primary care physician, is a medical doctor who provides comprehensive healthcare services, including preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment of common medical conditions.
What is the role of an Internist?
An internist is a medical doctor who specialises in internal medicine. They focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Internists often manage complex medical cases and serve as primary care physicians for adults.
When should I see a General Practitioner?
You should see a GP for routine check-ups, vaccinations, minor illnesses, injuries, and general health concerns. They can also refer you to specialists when needed.
What are some common conditions treated in General Medicine?
General practitioners and internists treat a wide range of conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory infections, arthritis, allergies, and digestive issues, among others.
What are the differences between a GP and an Internist?
General Practitioners provide primary care for people of all ages, while internists focus exclusively on adults. Internists are often called upon to diagnose and manage complex medical conditions.
How do I prepare for a doctor's appointment?
To make the most of your doctor's appointment, bring a list of your symptoms, medications, and questions. Be ready to provide a medical history and describe any relevant changes in your health.
What is preventive medicine?
Preventive medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on strategies and interventions aimed at preventing disease and promoting overall health. This includes vaccinations, screenings, and lifestyle modifications.