in·​ter·​nist | \ˈin-ˌtər-nist \

Definition of internist 

: a specialist in internal medicine

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His father is an internist and addiction specialist, and is the chief executive and founder of Special Care Medical Associates, a provider of physician services in Brooklyn. New York Times, "Lauren Attaway, Rogelio Thomas Jr.," 8 Apr. 2018 Andreas Grauer, vice president of Global Development at Amgen, is an internist and endocrinologist by training with more than 30 years of experience in metabolic bone diseases. Andreas Arauer, USA TODAY, "Why aren’t we talking about osteoporosis?," 30 May 2018 Her internist had recently treated a patient with multiple myeloma and suspected Ms. Giusti might have it, too. Alexandra Wolfe, WSJ, "An Urgent Mission to Speed Progress Against Cancer," 25 May 2018 Photo: Sasha Maslov for the Wall Street Journal Jonathan Ripp, a Mount Sinai internist, became chief wellness officer a couple of months ago, and says that stress and burnout affect senior physicians as well as residents and medical students. Lucette Lagnado, WSJ, "Hospitals Address Widespread Doctor Burnout," 9 June 2018 Her mother, an internist and rheumatologist, is part of New York Physicians, a group practice. New York Times, "Laura Brenner, Seamus Dromey," 17 June 2018 The Boston Globe reports the jury ruled Monday in favor of 48-year-old Sean Stentiford in his medical malpractice lawsuit against internist Stephen Southard and neurologist Kinan Hreib. CBS News, "Man awarded $18.4 million in lawsuit over failed HIV test," 20 June 2018 After an eight-day trial in US District Court, the jury found that two doctors, internist Stephen E. Southard and neurologist Kinan K. Hreib, were negligent in caring for Stentiford and caused him injury, court records show. Laura Crimaldi,, "Federal jury awards HIV patient $18.4 million in medical malpractice lawsuit," 19 June 2018 The 43-year-old Pembroke Pines doctor was an internist in private practice and used to have privileges at Memorial Regional Hospital, officials said. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Doctor accused of killing father is transferred from hospital to jail," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of internist

1894, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of internist

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 \

Medical Definition of internist 

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

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