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Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They are especially skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes The following are the subspecialties recognized by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Cardiology, dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels Endocrinology, dealing with disorders of the endocrine system and its specific secretions called hormones Gastroenterology, concerned with the field of digestive diseases Hematology, concerned with blood, the blood-forming organs and its disorders. Infectious disease, concerned with disease caused by a biological agent such as by a virus, bacterium or parasite Medical oncology, dealing with the chemotherapeutic (chemical) treatment of cancer Nephrology, dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney Pulmonology, dealing with diseases of the lungs and the respiratory tract Rheumatology, devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Adolescent medicine Clinical cardiac electrophysiology Critical care medicine Geriatric medicine Interventional cardiology Hospital medicine Sleep medicine Sports medicine Transplant hepatology