Q: What is internal medicine?

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Stephen Murk, M.D.

•A: Internal medicine doctors (also known as “internists”) specialize in adult medicine. Their training focuses on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases and they care for their patients at all stages of adult life, from teen to old age.

Some internal medicine doctors continue on in their training to become specialists such as cardiologists or pulmonologists. Many internal medicine doctors, however, practice primary care. They care for patients who are healthy as well as sick and treat a wide range of illnesses from acute to chronic, common to rare. Internists are trained to handle complicated patients including those with complex problems or multiple diseases. In addition to treating illness, internal medicine doctors also specialize in prevention of disease through the use of appropriate screening tests, counseling, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Internal medicine doctors treat a wide range of diseases, but do refer to other specialists when problems are outside their area or reach the limit of their expertise. Internists do not perform surgery (except for some minor office procedures) or deliver babies. And, they should not be confused with interns who are doctors in their first year of medical training.

For more information on internal medicine, go to:
http://www.acponline.org/patients_families/about_internal_medic



Stephen Murk, M.D.
SeWee Internal Medicine
3044 Highway 17 North, Suite B
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843)789-1830

Comments

Notice about comments:

Moultrie News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Moultrie News.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

On Vacation

On Vacation Moscow

Thursday, September 4, 12:53 p.m.

Upcoming Events
Poll
 Latest News
Print Ads
Latest Videos


Moultrie News

© 2014 Moultrie News an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.