The “Internal Medicine” branch, which is also called internal medicine among the people, acts as a guide for those who have health problems as it is a comprehensive branch of science. Most of the examinations are initiated and diagnosed by this clinic, and depending on the condition of the disease, it is either treated by this unit or the patient is referred to the sub-branch.
Sub-branches of internal medicine:
The duties of internal medicine doctors are mainly as follows: After listening to the complaints of the patients, internal medicine physicians, who have the duty to perform physical examinations of the patients, to ensure that appropriate tests are performed for suspected diseases, to decide on the most appropriate treatment option for the patient depending on the results of the tests, if necessary, refer the patient to a different department suitable for the patient’s disease.
It is also among the duties of Internal Medicine specialists to cooperate with the relevant branch doctors of the disease, to apply preventive treatments against diseases and patients in the risk group, to inform the patient about all kinds of procedures performed and to be performed, to follow up the patients in the treatment process and inpatients regularly and to inform the patient and his family when necessary.
In addition, it is to closely monitor and continue the treatment of patients in intensive care, to check the patients who will undergo surgical operations before the operation, to inform the patients or their relatives about the diseases and to explain to the patient the issues that the patient should pay attention to.
The diseases that fall within the speciality of internal medicine doctors or the diseases that this department deals with are briefly as follows; Upper and lower respiratory tract diseases, infectious diseases, hypertension, diabetes, thyroid diseases, elevated blood fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides, digestive system diseases such as liver, stomach and gall bladder, lung diseases, kidney diseases, anaemia and other blood diseases, rheumatic diseases and musculoskeletal diseases.