Prevention, diagnosis, conservative and interventional treatment are the tasks of internal medicine (internist). Other activities of the internist are rehabilitation and after-care of health problems.
We treat disorders of the respiratory organs (pneumology), of the cardiovascular system (cardiology), of the digestive organs (gastroenterology and hepatology), of the kidneys (nephrology), of the blood and blood-forming organs (haematology), and of the vascular system (angiology).
The internist is concerned with other issues such as metabolism (endocrinology and diabetology), diseases of the immune system (immunology), the supporting and connective tissue (rheumatology), as well as infectious diseases (infectiology and tropical medicine). The internist also deals with poisoning (clinical toxicology), solid tumors and haematologic neoplasia (oncology).
The specialist in internal medicine (internist) is responsible for the monitoring and therapy of the seriously ill (internistic intensive medicine). A further specialisation of internal medicine is concerned with the effect of training and sport on healthy and sick people (internistic sports medicine).
- Doppler vascular examination
- Ultrasound examination
- Lung function tests
- Helicobacter pylori breath test
- Long-term blood pressure measurement
- Long-term ECG
- Circulatory function test
- Immunisation advice, and vaccination in accordance with the STIKO recommendations (German Standing Committee on Vaccination Recommendations)
- Travel medical advice
- Curaplan (Disease Management Programmes) of the health insurance schemes for diabetes, KHK (coronary heart disease), asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Advice on measures for early diagnosis of intestinal cancer
- Advice on stopping smoking
- Nutrition advice