Understanding internal medicine
Have you ever wondered what type of medicine an internist practices? An internal medicine specialist may also be referred to as an internist doctor. This does not mean, however, that internal medicine doctors are less experienced or are still in training. Instead, internists usually provide medical care only for adults and focus on the internal structures and systems of the body. Internal medicine specialists are often called upon to serve as consultants to other doctors because of their broad range of knowledge and expertise. They also act as primary care doctors for patients over the age of 18.