An internist is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of adults. People might choose an internist as their primary doctor for regular checkups and for treating illness.
Internists can further specialize in areas such as:
Internists can be board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Current as of: July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Peter Shalit MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
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