Internal Medicine is a primary care specialty that provides care for adults and adolescents. Internal medicine physicians specialize in diagnosing problems and preventing disease. Common health care issues dealt with include low energy, depression, back pain, sleeping difficulties, headaches, joint pain, anxiety, bowel troubles, respiratory and skin problems, chest pain, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, arthritis, and obesity.
In addition, Internal Medicine physicians coordinate care and refer to other health care providers. These providers may include cardiologists, surgeons, neurologists, rheumatologists, oncologists, physical therapists etc.