Also known as adult medicine, internal medicine is primary care for adults. Your internal medicine doctor/provider can help you with all aspects of your health care, from preventive care, to diagnosing illnesses, to referring you to specialists when needed.
How does an internal medicine physician differ from a family medicine physician?
Both internists and family medicine doctors can be your Primary Care Provider/Physician. The difference between these types of doctors is their area of specialty. Internal medicine doctors specialize in preventing and treating adults specifically, while family medicine doctors care for adults, as well as children and adolescents.
Martin’s Point has a number of internal medicine providers at our Health Care Centers in Portland and Brunswick–Baribeau Drive locations.