A general internal medicine specialist, or internist, is a doctor who specializes in all parts of the body. They assist family doctors and emergency doctors in diagnosing and treating disease.
Internists must complete an undergraduate degree, medical school, and a minimum of 4 years of residency. Internists then have to register with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, which is an internationally recognized organization.
Internists are the best healthcare specialist to provide you with comprehensive care for complex chronic disease such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Unlike a cardiologist who only treats your heart, an internist will assist you in managing all chronic conditions you may have.
At C-era our internists work together with the other healthcare professionals on our team as well as your family doctor to help you in managing your disease. By communicating with each other your entire healthcare team will be on the same page, saving you time, and improving the care you receive.