Internal medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on preventing, detecting and treating diseases and illnesses in adults. A doctor who has specialized in internal medicine is known as an internist (not to be confused with an intern, the term for an individual in his or her first year of residency). Many internists have additional training in subcategories that make them a resource for other doctors. Every specialty in which an internist receives training requires an additional 1-3 years beyond graduate work and a residency in internal medicine.
Family medicine physicians provide you with individualized care that sees you as a part of your family and your community. We focus on the whole body, and understand the interconnectedness of your health, while factoring in the external influences in your life. Our holistic approach intends to provide information on disease prevention for you in addition to diagnosing and treating any illness you may experience. Our family practice is a division of primary care that provides health care for all ages, genders, and for all of the body, throughout your life.