When you think of the term “internal medicine,” your immediate thought might be a provider specializing in diseases and disorders that affect a person’s internal organs.
While that description is close, the term “internal medicine” is often misleading because it doesn’t just involve treating internal organs. It’s all-encompassing and involves preventing, diagnosing, and managing all types of diseases in adults.
You might be wondering, “Isn’t that what a family medical provider does?” Not quite!
We’ll help clear up confusion by explaining the difference between internal and family medicine, highlighting common disorders in adults, and discussing when it’s best to visit an internist.