Patients & Families
About Internal Medicine
Doctors of internal medicine focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. Internists are sometimes referred to as the "doctor's doctor," because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.
Diseases & Conditions
Understanding Your Care
- Video: Introduction to the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
Learn about a new approach to health care in which a team of health professionals, coordinated by a personal physician, works collaboratively to provide high levels of care.
DVDs and Guidebooks
Order free DVDs and guidebooks designed to help educate you on a variety of conditions, including asthma, HIV, and obesity.
ACP Video News Stories
Video news stories about important medical and health issues, featuring new research from Annals of Internal Medicine, clinical guidelines, healthcare advocacy issues and other topics.