internist


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internist

a physician specializing in diagnosis and treatment of diseases: You should see an internist about the pain in your stomach.
Not to be confused with:
intern – apprentice; trainee: She was an intern at the White House.
internee – a person who has been confined, as a prisoner of war: He was an internee of the Germans.

in·ter·nist

 (ĭn-tûr′nĭst)
n.
A physician specializing in internal medicine.

internist

(ˈɪntɜːnɪst; ɪnˈtɜːnɪst)
n
(Medicine) a physician who specializes in internal medicine

in•tern•ist

(ˈɪn tɜr nɪst, ɪnˈtɜr nɪst)

n.
a physician specializing in the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases.
[1900–05]

internist

a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of disease.
See also: Medical Specialties
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.internist - a specialist in internal medicine
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine
Translations

internist

n (US) → Internist(in) m(f)

internist

[ɪnˈtɜːnɪst] n (Am) (Med) → internista m/f

internist

n internista mf
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Personally, I wouldn't expect any internist to continue a medication that I started prescribing.
That's according to an observational study of some 30,000 adults who had an internist, family physician, or specialist as their usual source of care.
The report--which compiled results after surveying 838 primary care and specialty doctors throughout February and March--found that 51 percent of internists and 53 percent of family physicians are not accepting new patients.
In all, 52% of 414 internists and 40% of 591 family physicians who responded to a mailed survey indicated that they would refer a patient with a suspicious pelvic mass directly to a gynecologic oncologist.
The Chiropractic Internist must complete over three hundred hours of past-graduate education and training in the use and assessment of medical diagnostics (lab testing, EKG's, lung function studies, venous studies, etc.) and the utilization of natural treatments.
In general, these disorders require a multidisciplinary approach with a medical team comprised of a nutritionist, psychologist, and internist. Treatment may include antidepressant medication prescribed by a psychiatrist.
John P Dumoulin, ACP-ASLM's director of managed care and regulatory affairs, said in a statement that not allowing the use of internists as primary-care physicians for adults is equivalent to restricting pediatricians for children.
The July/August issue of The Internist. Health Policy in Practice, the magazine of the ASIM, focuses on the proposed changes in Medicare, how these changes will affect internists, and the best options for restructuring the program.
In the hospital where he trained, a young internist beginning private practice agrees to direct a class in diagnostics for second-year medical students.
An unscrupulous Republican internist, upon discovering the true nature of Bill Clinton's allergies, could feed this confidential information to the Republican National Committee.
TWO WEEKS OF ABDOMINAL PAIN brought a 63-year-old man to a group medical practice where an internist attributed the pain to gastritis and prescribed an over-the-counter medication.
Sherman advocates strongly that should someone be considering medication for mental illness, they consult a psychiatrist rather than their internist since this area is not the internist's specialty.