• What is internal medicine?

    Internal medicine is the study of adult medicine. It is a specialty involving the diagnosis and management of many medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid diseases, kidney and liver disease, and many other areas. General Internal Medicine also involves preventive medicine as well, including screening for common diseases to detect something early so that better treatments may be available. Chances are, if you're over 40, you need a good internist.