When to Visit an Internist Doctor?

Usually someone needs to see an internist specialist based on referrals from general practitioners regarding the symptoms experienced. An patient can also refer the patient to an internist specialist if needed. For example when doctors find symptoms of weakness, lethargy, excessive appetite, frequent urination and wounds that are difficult to heal. You have diabetes (diabetes mellitus, then an internist can refer you to a specialist endocrine metabolic consultant for consultation and decide what treatment is appropriate to handle it. This specialist can then refer you to a surgeon for a cleansing action. wounds and amputations if needed.

Considering the specialist in handling diseases in almost all diseases related to organs and organ systems, then you are advised to see or consult with a an internist specialist when:

  • You have any complaints or symptoms that affect the body's systems and organs. For example, if the symptoms experienced are related to disorders of the digestive system, respiratory system, or heart and blood vessels or related to endocrine metabolism.
  • The symptoms that you experience are very broad and complex.
  • You need long term comprehensive care.
  • You need preventative treatment for certain diseases, either due to genetic risk factors or environmental risk factors.

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