General Medicine

General Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine in Salus offers visitation and hospitalization services for all diseases that do not anticipate the need for surgical treatment but which can be treated with pharmacological therapy in the patient’s home or, for more acute cases, with hospitalization. The distinguishing feature of the Specialist in Internal Medicine is its ability to integrate knowledge in various fields in order to draw from a family history, physiology and patient visit a specific diagnosis.

General Medicine deals with:

Internal medicine includes disease prevention and diagnosis for all “internal” organs and systems such as:

  • Respiratory apparatus: Pneumology
  • Cardiovascular Apparatus: Cardiology
  • Digestive Device: Gastroenterology
  • Urinary tract: Nephrology
  • Blood and hemopoietic organs: Hematology
  • Metabolic system
  • Endocrine System: Endocrinology
  • Infectious Diseases: Infectious diseases
  • Allergic and Immunological Diseases: Clinical
  • Immunology, Allergology
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue: Rheumatology
  • Neurological diseases

Specialist contact with Internal Medicine is indispensable for rare and organ-specific pathologies. Often the patient presents with a symptom (discomfort) that may depend on diseases affecting different organs (for example “dyspnea” or “shortness of breath” or “shortness of breath”) may depend on a heart disease or one lung disease, or even a blood disease). For this reason, in most cases, a patient with a symptom of illness finds a suitable diagnosis and therapy after consulting a specialist in Internal Medicine. If the illness is found to result after the first examinations, because it is closely related to a specialty, the Internist doctor directs the patient to the appropriate specialist, avoiding examinations and other unnecessary visits. If the pathology encountered does not require another specialist visit, the patient will receive advice and treatment for the disease.

The Internal Medicine Specialist deals with the evaluation of the patient’s problems in their entirety, physically and psychologically. Interprets signs and symptoms coming from all organs and apparatus to then decide, if necessary, to deepen research with problem-oriented instrumental examinations or whether to seek the clinical opinion of a field specialist who, in the specific case, is more informed about the problem.

It is the physician specially trained to raise the first diagnostic suspicion and to establish a therapy consisting of several drugs for various diseases. Internal medicine relies on “non-surgical” therapeutic instruments, using mainly behavioral advice and pharmacological therapy (drugs). In most cases the pathologies of this area are of a “chronic” nature (for example: arterial hypertension, diabetes, cardiac insufficiency, dyslipidemia (fatty disorder / disorder), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis) and the patient affected needs to be followed and visited from time to time throughout life.

For this reason the Internist returns to the patient’s trusted physician, both for the fact that he knows his entire personal and health history, and because he knows how to treat and resolve on a case-by-case basis other illnesses that occur during his life.

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