in·​ter·​nist | \ ˈin-ˌtər-nist How to pronounce internist (audio) \

Definition of internist

: a specialist in internal medicine

Examples of internist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whitis graduated from medical school in 2016 and took a job at Tri-Health, working at Bethesda North as an internist. Sharon Coolidge, The Enquirer, 10 Nov. 2021 Sandhya Rao is an internist and BCBSMA’s chief medical officer and senior vice president. Andrew Dreyfus, STAT, 20 Nov. 2021 One common sign of heat intolerance is increased sweating, Chantel Strachan, MD, an internist at ColumbiaDoctors and Columbia University Irving Medical Center, tells Health. Sarah Fielding,, 26 Oct. 2021 His new principal investigator was Lucien Megna, an internist who had fallen on hard financial times due to tax problems and a costly divorce. Brendan I. Koerner, Wired, 12 Oct. 2021 An internist, Gottlieb is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and served as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration from 2017 to 2019. Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2021 Some level of constipation pain is par for the course, Niket Sonpal, MD, an internist and gastroenterologist in New York tells Health. Colleen Stinchcombe,, 20 Sep. 2021 William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University infectious disease expert and nonvoting Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices member, said his internist is already giving out boosters to people over 70 on the basis of the White House statement. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 3 Sep. 2021 Vaccine doubts fester among those who feel 'lost,' a doctor says Public health officials need to understand the culture here, said Dr. Chris Cochran, an internist at a hospital just over an hour away in West Plains. Elle Reeve, Samantha Guff And Deborah Brunswick, CNN, 9 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of internist

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of internist was in 1894

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20 Jan 2022

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“Internist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of internist

: a doctor who specializes in diseases that do not require surgery : a doctor who specializes in internal medicine


in·​ter·​nist | \ ˈin-ˌtər-nəst How to pronounce internist (audio) \

Medical Definition of internist

: a specialist in internal medicine especially as distinguished from a surgeon


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