Internal medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with adult medical conditions and wellness. Internists are doctors who specialize in caring for adults of all ages, focusing on the whole person. They are particularly skilled at solving complex or difficult-to-diagnose problems and handling chronic illnesses. For this reason they are sometimes referred to as “the doctor’s doctor,” consulting with other physicians on puzzling cases.
Complete Care for Adults
Internists focus on overall wellness and disease prevention. They can provide a wide range of services, including:
- Geriatric care
- Diagnosis and treatment of common medical conditions and injuries
- Hospital care and hospital follow-up visits
- Well-woman exams and general reproductive health
- Blood pressure checks
Learn more about types of healthcare providers at our online Health Encyclopedia.
Find an Internist
North Kansas City Hospital can help you find a primary care provider who’s right for you and your family.
Find an internal medicine specialist online or call our Physician Referral & Health Information Line at 816-221-HEAL (4325) for personal assistance.