What is Internal Medicine?
Internal Medicine concentrates on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases and concerns. "Internists" center on the wellness of the adult patient, and they are adept at diagnosing everything from simple illnesses to complex, chronic disorders.
What are some of the services Internists provide?
Internists provide a comprehensive level of care to adults, ranging from health maintenance, managing multiple health issues and medications and supervising treatment of serious diseases. They are the experts at diagnosing chronic disorders and rare medical conditions and work closely with specialists to treat these ailments. Internists work in both private practice and at hospitals, and occasionally, perform minor procedures like mole removals, scopes, stress tests and pap smears.
Internal Medicine (SCMA-IM™)
What does a Medical Assistant Certified in Internal Medicine do?
What does a Specialty Certified Medical Assistant in Geriatrics (SCMA-G™) do? Medical Assistants specializing in Internal Medicine are a valued and important resource for Internists. They prepare patients for the physician by taking the vital statistics, obtaining important information about current health, medications, and insurance. These Internal Medicine Medical Assistants help with lab assessments and chart preparation as well as administrative work like assisting with prescription refills, referrals and follow-ups.
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