Adult medicine is often referred to as internal medicine. Internists, as these physicians are called, can practice medicine as broadly or narrowly as they choose, either as a general primary care provider or by taking additional training to specialize in cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, urology, or many other options. Adult medicine specialists provide comprehensive care for acute and chronic diseases, as well as proactive and preventive care to help adult men and women protect and maintain health as they get older. An internal medicine specialist can also offer medical care and guidance for substance abuse issues, anxiety and stress, and other mental and emotional health issues.
Adult medicine specialists are trained and experienced in treating the diseases and conditions that are most common among adults. The doctors have significant experience in providing optimized care for adults, especially as the risks for age-related conditions increase as patients get older. Internal medicine doctors understand the subtle signs of medical conditions and the need for different types of health screenings to help men and women take a proactive and preventive role in their health. Regular preventative care can help to maintain and improve health by stopping the development of many acute and chronic issues, including those related to aging.
Healthy adults should have a physical exam at least once a year to review their health and make sure no signs of diseases are present. These visits also provide an opportunity for routine health screenings to ensure patients can enjoy the best health possible at every age. Having an ongoing relationship with an adult medicine provider allows the patient and doctor to work together to identify any emerging symptoms at early stages. Many diseases are more easily treated during early stages, so early detection is essential. Men and women with chronic conditions that require ongoing management may need to be seen more often.
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