An internist is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of adults. People might choose an internist as their primary doctor for regular checkups and for treating illness.
Internists can further specialize in areas such as:
Internists can be board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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