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Internal Medicine Physicians in Long Beach, CA

  • 333 Internal Medicine Physicians found in Long Beach, California
  • 12 of these Internal Medicine Physicians have disciplinary actions
  • 29 Internal Medicine Physicians that practice in Long Beach also practice in 20 other cities
  • Internal Medicine Physicians in Long Beach, CA have practiced medicine for an average of 30 years.

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in Long Beach


  • Internal Medicine, General Practice, Infectious Disease

    3750 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      48 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Pacific Hospital of Long Beach
      Long Beach, CA
    • Education
      University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

    1045 Atlantic Ave, Suite 912 Long Beach, CA 90813

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      57 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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    • Hospital Affiliation
      St. Mary Medical Center
      Apple Valley, CA
    • Education
      King Edward Medical University (KEMU)
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    5750 Downey Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712

    • General Info
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    2777 Pacific Ave, Suite E Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
      see more…
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Western Medical Center Santa Ana
      Santa Ana, CA
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology

    The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation, 3300 E S St, Suite 304 Long Beach, CA 90805

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      16 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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    • Hospital Affiliation
      Downey Regional Medical Center
      Downey, CA
    • Education
      University of California
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

    3300 E S St, Suite 303 Long Beach, CA 90805

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    • General Info
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Cigna
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    • Hospital Affiliation
      Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center
      Glendale, CA
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Critical Care (Intensivists), Internal Medicine

    701 E 28th St, Suite 400 Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      25 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
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    • Education
      University of Washington
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    500 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      22 Years Experience
    • Education
      University of California, San Francisco
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine

    St. Mary Medical Center, 1050 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      12 Years Experience
    • Education
      Lund Universitet
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Internal Medicine

    2888 Long Beach Blvd, Suite 215 Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      38 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
      see more…
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Los Alamitos Medical Center
      Los Alamitos, CA
    • Education
      University of Southern California
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    6226 E Spring St, Suite 380 Long Beach, CA 90815

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      28 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
      see more…
    • Education
      St George's University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    2888 Long Beach Blvd, Suite 210 Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Accepted Insurance
      Cigna

    • Gender
      MALE
  • Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

    2777 Pacific Ave, Suite D Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      45 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Cigna
      see more…
    • Education
      NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    2699 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      34 Years Experience
    • Education
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

    701 E 28th St, Suite 318 Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      25 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
      see more…
    • Education
      Universidad de Buenos Aires
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Practice, Orthopedic Surgery

    3440 Atlantic Ave, Suite 3 Long Beach, CA 90807

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      41 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
      see more…
    • Education
      Cairo University Beni-Suef
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    VA Long Beach Healthcare System, 5901 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90822

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      12 Years Experience
    • Education
      University of Missouri
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    VA Long Beach Healthcare System, 5901 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90822

    • General Info
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    1045 Atlantic Ave, Suite 608 Long Beach, CA 90813

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      67 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
      see more…
    • Education
      University of Pennsylvania
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    5410 El Parque, Long Beach, CA 90815

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      50 Years Experience
    • Education
      Univerziteta u Beogradu
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine, Neuroradiology

    5901 E 7th St, Suite 114 Long Beach, CA 90822

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      46 Years Experience
    • Education
      University of Missouri
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    4100 Long Beach Blvd, Suite 200 Long Beach, CA 90807

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      17 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
      see more…
    • Education
      University of California, San Francisco
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, 2776 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes Specialist, Internal Medicine

    1868 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      42 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      St. Mary Medical Center
      Apple Valley, CA
    • Education
      State University of New York at Buffalo
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

    VA Long Beach Healthcare System, 5901 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90822

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      32 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      UC Irvine Medical Center
      Orange, CA
    • Education
      New York Medical College
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Family Practice, Internal Medicine

    1333 Chestnut Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      49 Years Experience
    • Education
      Chiang Mai University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

    5400 E LA Pasada St, Long Beach, CA 90815

    • General Info
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    Long Beach Internal Medicine, 2650 Elm Ave, Suite 309 Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      39 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
      see more…
    • Education
      University of Hawaii
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

    2653 Elm Ave, Suite 300 Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      34 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
      see more…
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
      Newport Beach, CA
    • Education
      SUNY Upstate Medical University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, 2776 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine

    3559 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

    • General Info
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Hospitalist

    2699 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      30 Years Experience
    • Education
      University of Michigan
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    1777 N Bellflower Blvd, Suite 101 Long Beach, CA 90815

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      28 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
      see more…
    • Education
      University of California
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology

    VA Long Beach Healthcare System, 5901 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90822

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      43 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      VA Long Beach Healthcare System
      Long Beach, CA
    • Education
      Universite des Sciences Medicales de Ho Chi Min Ville
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Cardiology

    1703 Termino Ave, Suite 201 Long Beach, CA 90804

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      61 Years Experience
    • Education
      Indiana University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Hospitalist

    9985 Sierra Ave, Fontana, CA 92335

    • General Info
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

    VA Long Beach Healthcare System, 5901 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90822

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      50 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      UC Irvine Medical Center
      Orange, CA
    • Education
      University of Ceylon
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Legal Medicine

    4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 101 Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      23 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Los Alamitos Medical Center
      Los Alamitos, CA
    • Education
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine

    VA Long Beach Healthcare System, 5901 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90822

    • General Info
    • Hospital Affiliation
      UMass Memorial Medical Center
      Worcester, MA
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    Long Beach Walk-In Medical Clinic, 701 E 28th St, Suite 415 Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      4 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Western Medical Center - Anaheim
      Anaheim, CA
    • Education
      Dr M.G.R. Medical University
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

    2865 Atlantic Ave, Suite 207 Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      32 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
      see more…
    • Hospital Affiliation
      Los Alamitos Medical Center
      Los Alamitos, CA
    • Education
      University of California
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

    3300 E S St, Suite 305 Lakewood, CA 90805

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      11 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      United Healthcare
    • Education
      Western University of Health Sciences
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

    St. Mary Medical Center, 1050 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      41 Years Experience
    • Hospital Affiliation
      St. Mary Medical Center
      Long Beach, CA
    • Education
      University of California
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes Specialist

    2699 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      14 Years Experience
    • Education
      Wake Forest University
    • Gender
      FEMALE
  • Internal Medicine

    5025 E 1st St, Suite 7 Long Beach, CA 90803

    • General Info
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

    Long Beach Gastroenterology Associates, 2880 Atlantic Ave, Suite 100 Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      17 Years Experience
    • Education
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine

    2865 Atlantic Ave, Suite 253 Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      54 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
      see more…
    • Education
      Korea University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

    2650 Elm Ave, Suite 300 Long Beach, CA 90806

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    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      34 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      CaIOPTIMA
      see more…
    • Education
      University of California
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Internal Medicine, Dermatology

    3816 Woodruff Ave, Suite 401 Long Beach, CA 90808

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      42 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Blue Shield of California
      see more…
    • Education
      Southern Illinois University
    • Gender
      MALE
  • Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

    2880 Atlantic Ave, Suite 280 Long Beach, CA 90806

    • General Info
    • Years Experience
      54 Years Experience
    • Accepted Insurance
      Anthem Blue Cross
      Great-West Healthcare
      see more…
    • Education
      University of the Witwatersrand
    • Gender
      MALE
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Internal Medicine Physicians

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Internal Medicine

A personal physician who provides long term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ear, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs. Adolescent Medicine An internist who specializes in adolescent medicine is a multi-disciplinary health care specialist trained in the unique physical, psychological, and social characteristics of adolescents, their health care problems and needs.
Cardiovascular Disease
An internist who specializes in diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and manages complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms.
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
A field of special interest within the subspecialty of cardiovascular disease which involves intricate technical procedures to evaluate heart rhythms and determine appropriate treatment for them.
Clinical & Laboratory Immunology
An internist who uses laboratory tests and complex procedures to diagnose and treat disorders characterized by defective responses of the body's immune system.
Critical Care Medicine
An internist who diagnoses, treats and supports patients with multiple organ dysfunction. This specialist may have administrative responsibilities for intensive care units and may also facilitate and coordinate patient care among the primary physician, the critical care staff, and other specialists.
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
An internist who concentrates on disorders of the internal (endocrine) glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands. This specialist also deals with disorders such as diabetes, metabolic and nutritional disorders, pituitary diseases, and menstrual and sexual problems.
Gastroenterology
An internist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive organs including the stomach, bowels, liver and gallbladder. This specialist treats conditions such as abdominal pain, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer, and jaundice and performs complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using endoscopes to see internal organs.
Geriatric Medicine
An internist with special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly. This specialist cares for geriatric patients in the patient's home, the office, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, and the hospital.
Hematology
An internist with additional training who specializes in diseases of the blood, spleen, and lymph glands. This specialist treats conditions such as anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia, and lymphoma.
Infectious Disease
An internist who deals with infectious diseases of all types and in all organs. Conditions requiring selective use of antibiotics call for this special skill. This physician often diagnoses and treats AIDS patients and patients with fevers which have not been explained. Infectious disease specialists may also have expertise in preventive medicine and conditions associated with travel.
Interventional Cardiology
An area of medicine within the subspecialty of cardiology which uses specialized imaging and other diagnostic techniques to evaluate blood flow and pressure in the coronary arteries and chambers of the heart and technical procedures and medications to treat abnormalities that impair the function of the heart.
Medical Oncology
An internist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and other benign and malignant tumors. This specialist decides on and administers chemotherapy for malignancy, as well as consulting with surgeons and radiotherapists on other treatments for cancer.
Nephrology
An internist who treats disorders of the kidney, high blood pressure, fluid and mineral balance, and dialysis of body wastes when the kidneys do not function. This specialist consults with surgeons about kidney transplantation.
Pulmonary Disease
An internist who treats disease of the lungs and airways. The pulmonologist diagnoses and treats cancer, pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma, occupational diseases, bronchitis, sleep disorders, emphysema, and other complex disorders of the lungs.
Rheumatology
An internist who treats diseases of joints, muscle, bones, and tendons. This specialist diagnoses and treats arthritis, back pain, muscle strains, common athletic injuries, and "collagen" diseases.
Sports Medicine
An internist trained to be responsible for continuous care in the field of sports medicine, not only for the enhancement of health and fitness, but also for the prevention of injury and illness. A sports medicine physician must have knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury. Knowledge about special areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation, injuries (treatment and prevention and referral practice), and the role of exercise in promoting a healthy life style are essential to the practice of sports medicine. The sports medicine physician requires special education to provide the knowledge to improve the health care of the individual engaged in physical exercise (sports) whether as an individual or in team participation.

Internal Medicine Physicians

Trending Internal Medicine Physicians
in Long Beach, CA
Neighborhoods
in Long Beach, CA
  • Addams
  • Alamitos Beach
  • Alamitos Heights
  • Arlington
  • Artcraft Manor
  • Bellflower
  • Belmont Heights
  • Belmont Park
  • Belmont Shore
  • Bixby Hill
  • Bixby North
  • Bixby Village
  • Bluff Heights
  • Bluff Park
  • Cal Heights
  • Cambodia Town
  • Carroll Park
  • Carson Park
  • Central LA
  • Circle Area
  • College Estates
  • Downtown Core
  • East Village
  • El Dorado
  • El Dorado South
  • Franklin
  • Freeway Circle
  • Gardena
  • Glendora
  • Grant
  • Hamilton
  • Harte
  • Hellman
  • Huntington Beach
  • Lakewood Village
  • Lincoln
  • Longwood
  • Los Altos
  • Los Cerritos
  • Lower Westside
  • Memorial Heights
  • Naples
  • North Long Beach
  • North Pine
  • Old Lakewood City
  • Paramount
  • Park Estates
  • Peninsula
  • Plaza
  • Poly High
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Ramona Park
  • Rose Park
  • Rose Park South
  • Signal Hill
  • South of Conant
  • South Wrigley
  • Sutter
  • University Park Estates
  • Upper Westside
  • Washington
  • Waterfront
  • West Gateway
  • Westminster
  • Whittier
  • Willmore
  • Wrigley
  • Wrigley Heights
  • Zaferia
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Browse Internal Medicine Physicians
in Long Beach, CA

Internal Medicine

A personal physician who provides long term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ear, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs. Adolescent Medicine An internist who specializes in adolescent medicine is a multi-disciplinary health care specialist trained in the unique physical, psychological, and social characteristics of adolescents, their health care problems and needs.
Cardiovascular Disease
An internist who specializes in diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and manages complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms.
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
A field of special interest within the subspecialty of cardiovascular disease which involves intricate technical procedures to evaluate heart rhythms and determine appropriate treatment for them.
Clinical & Laboratory Immunology
An internist who uses laboratory tests and complex procedures to diagnose and treat disorders characterized by defective responses of the body's immune system.
Critical Care Medicine
An internist who diagnoses, treats and supports patients with multiple organ dysfunction. This specialist may have administrative responsibilities for intensive care units and may also facilitate and coordinate patient care among the primary physician, the critical care staff, and other specialists.
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
An internist who concentrates on disorders of the internal (endocrine) glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands. This specialist also deals with disorders such as diabetes, metabolic and nutritional disorders, pituitary diseases, and menstrual and sexual problems.
Gastroenterology
An internist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive organs including the stomach, bowels, liver and gallbladder. This specialist treats conditions such as abdominal pain, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer, and jaundice and performs complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using endoscopes to see internal organs.
Geriatric Medicine
An internist with special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly. This specialist cares for geriatric patients in the patient's home, the office, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, and the hospital.
Hematology
An internist with additional training who specializes in diseases of the blood, spleen, and lymph glands. This specialist treats conditions such as anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia, and lymphoma.
Infectious Disease
An internist who deals with infectious diseases of all types and in all organs. Conditions requiring selective use of antibiotics call for this special skill. This physician often diagnoses and treats AIDS patients and patients with fevers which have not been explained. Infectious disease specialists may also have expertise in preventive medicine and conditions associated with travel.
Interventional Cardiology
An area of medicine within the subspecialty of cardiology which uses specialized imaging and other diagnostic techniques to evaluate blood flow and pressure in the coronary arteries and chambers of the heart and technical procedures and medications to treat abnormalities that impair the function of the heart.
Medical Oncology
An internist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and other benign and malignant tumors. This specialist decides on and administers chemotherapy for malignancy, as well as consulting with surgeons and radiotherapists on other treatments for cancer.
Nephrology
An internist who treats disorders of the kidney, high blood pressure, fluid and mineral balance, and dialysis of body wastes when the kidneys do not function. This specialist consults with surgeons about kidney transplantation.
Pulmonary Disease
An internist who treats disease of the lungs and airways. The pulmonologist diagnoses and treats cancer, pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma, occupational diseases, bronchitis, sleep disorders, emphysema, and other complex disorders of the lungs.
Rheumatology
An internist who treats diseases of joints, muscle, bones, and tendons. This specialist diagnoses and treats arthritis, back pain, muscle strains, common athletic injuries, and "collagen" diseases.
Sports Medicine
An internist trained to be responsible for continuous care in the field of sports medicine, not only for the enhancement of health and fitness, but also for the prevention of injury and illness. A sports medicine physician must have knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury. Knowledge about special areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation, injuries (treatment and prevention and referral practice), and the role of exercise in promoting a healthy life style are essential to the practice of sports medicine. The sports medicine physician requires special education to provide the knowledge to improve the health care of the individual engaged in physical exercise (sports) whether as an individual or in team participation.