Internal medicine, also known as general medicine, is the medical specialty that involves treatment, diagnosis and prevention of diseases in adults. Physicians that specialize in internal medicine are known as internists or simply physicians.
They are highly skilled in managing patients with multi-system disease processes. Physicians not only take care of hospitalized and ambulatory patients but also play a big role in research and teaching.
As internal medicine patients are seriously ill and require more complex diagnosis and investigations, physicians do a major part of their work in hospitals. They also have subspecialty in diseases that affect particular organ systems. At GPSH– Shekhawati Hospital Department of Internal Medicine, we provide extensive primary care in an outpatient setting while also providing care to hospitalized patients suffering from a wide range of diseases.
Our internal medicine department is well equipped to manage chronic health conditions like heart diseases and diabetes and to treat acute illness like joint pain and respiratory infections.
Our healthcare team consists of Board Certified physicians of internal medicine, nurses, pediatrics and geriatrics, medical assistants and highly skilled support staff.
The department offers a comprehensive program of diseases prevention and health promotion. This includes periodic health examinations with appropriate screening for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
Risk – factor identification and management is stressed and the changing of unhealthy lifestyle is emphasized, with involvement of the personal physician in interventions such as lipid-lowering diets, smoking cessation programs, and exercise regimens.
The department of Internal Medicine provides comprehensive In-Patient and ambulatory medical care.
Internal Medicine Services:
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Liver Diseases
- Renal Diseases
- Respiratory Diseases & Asthma Care
- Obstructive Lung Diseases
- Thromboembolic Diseases
- Thyroid Disorder
- Endocrine Disorders
- Peptic Ulcer Diseases
- Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, other Infectious diseases
- Anemia etc.