Internal Medicine physicians provide specialized care to adults and the elderly. In addition to the skills family practice physicians have, internists have more specialized training in intensive care, hospital care, and medical care for the aging.
Requires high level decision making for patients as they age, with a special emphasis on heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary disorders, and critical care. Ability to perform very complex procedures, such as invasive critical care monitoring, specialized cardiac testing, and consultation for other providers for patients with multiple complex problems.
Valid through: 2020-2-19