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

Definition of internist

: a specialist in internal medicine

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Recent Examples on the Web The Mushirs, along with some 250 other North Texans, participated in the trial from the office of Dr. Salma Mazhar Saiger, a Mesquite internist who also works in clinical research. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, "Why did these Irving grandparents join a COVID-19 vaccine trial?," 22 Dec. 2020 Kristine Torres-Lockhart is an internist specializing in addiction medicine who was called to provide care for COVID‑19 patients at Montefiore’s Wakefield campus. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, "What the Chaos in Hospitals Is Doing to Doctors," 22 Dec. 2020 Doctors are as well, said Dr. Marianne Parshley, a Portland internist who works with the Primary Care Collaborative, which is closely tracking COVID’s impact on the medical profession. oregonlive, "Nine months in, COVID crisis is driving health care workers out," 25 Nov. 2020 Pivot’s president is Dr. Tung Nguyen, an internist and professor of medicine at UC San Francisco in his mid-50s. Los Angeles Times, "Young Vietnamese American progressives lead a generational split with conservative elders," 2 Nov. 2020 David Juurlink, an internist and the head of the division of clinical pharmacology at the University of Toronto, raised other concerns about the use of dexamethasone: its side effects. Andrew Joseph, STAT, "‘There’s a disconnect’: Outside medical experts question the upbeat portrayal of president’s condition," 4 Oct. 2020 The list of victims now includes Dr. Carlos F. Vallejo, an internist who saw patients at Palmetto General Hospital’s rehab center in Hialeah, which is where his family thinks he got infected with the virus., "As virus wanes in Florida, a city battles ‘pandemic fatigue’," 2 Sep. 2020 An internist and lecturer at the George Washington University School of Public Health, he was not involved in the research. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "Immigration status, housing, and food-service work explain Covid-19’s burden on Latinos," 27 Aug. 2020 Including in your gut, which is highly sensitive to negative feelings, explains Randy Wexler, M.D., an internist at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Korin Miller, SELF, "6 Surprising Reasons Why You're Feeling Nauseous," 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of internist

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Internist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of internist

US, medical : 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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