An internist is an internal medicine physician who sees patients in the outpatient setting for their general medical needs. Most internists see patients in the hospital and manage their acute illnesses. This includes their own patients as well as those referred to them by other practitioners. Internists are qualified to manage complex illness in the critical care area, as well as general medical conditions.
Internists also serve as experts in complex medical disease and receive referrals from family practice, surgery and other fields. The internist is trained in many procedures in several disciplines and can perform these independently. Internists are also trained to meet the special needs of the growing geriatric population, including those in skilled nursing homes, residential facilities and the patient’s home.
Internal Medicine Services
- Acute and chronic illnesses
- Disease prevention
- Patient education
- Follow-up care from hospitalization
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855 Mankato Avenue
Winona, MN 55987
7:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday–Thursday
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday