internal medicine


Definition of internal medicine

: a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases not requiring surgery

Examples of internal medicine in a Sentence

a doctor who specializes in internal medicine
Recent Examples on the Web To prevent the pandemic from leading to similarly tragic heart injuries among student athletes, doctors at Ohio State University developed a new protocol, says Saurabh Rajpal, a cardiologist and assistant professor of internal medicine at OSU. Megan Molteni, Wired, "If You've Just Had Covid, Exercise Might Not Be Good for You," 15 Sep. 2020 Karen Tsai is an internal medicine physician based in Los Angeles. Michaela Chesin, The Arizona Republic, "'I'm sad all day': How tweens see life under quarantine, without friends or school," 31 Aug. 2020 As a physician specializing in internal medicine, Boca Raton’s Dr. Raul Perez-Vazquez says he is dedicated to caring for the community with the goal to practice medicine according to his high ideals. Mort Mazor,, "Boca Raton doctor talks COVID-19′s effects on patients," 28 Aug. 2020 Hassan works in internal medicine for Ascension, according to the company's website. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Brookfield mom whose comments on Muslims and mask wearing got her banned from Elmbrook Schools is suing the district," 28 Aug. 2020 Even moving outside wouldn’t be a surefire way to keep students safe, said Dr. Nick Dreher, an internal medicine and pediatrics specialist at MetroHealth. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "Could Northeast Ohio schools hold classes outdoors to mitigate the risk of the coronavirus?," 5 Aug. 2020 Steven Phillips is an internal medicine physician and medical epidemiologist. Steven Phillips, STAT, "To improve our dismal Covid-19 performance, establish common ground between lockdown and open economy," 25 Aug. 2020 The center provides medical and dental services, pediatrics, women’s health, mental health services, counseling, internal medicine and accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and self-pay. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena business notebook: Chevron donates $50,000 to health center," 21 Aug. 2020 Billioux is an internal medicine specialist who also works to reduce threats to public health, such as obesity, heart disease, hypertension and infectious diseases., "Meet Gambit's 40 Under 40 class of 2020," 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of internal medicine

1835, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2020

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“Internal medicine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of internal medicine

US : the work of a doctor who treats diseases that do not require surgery

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Medical Definition of internal medicine

: a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of nonsurgical diseases abbreviation IM

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