General and Internal medicine is the foundation on which all the medical super specialties are built. It is the first point of contact for any patient who seeks a specialist opinion as the internist has a holistic approach towards a patient, analyses various problems and then if required refers to the concerned super specialist whose highly specialized skills are used for the patients’ benefit.
The Department of General & Internal Medicine at Dolfin Hospital & Infertility Centre is a thread which links with all the departments and specialties in the hospital. It is managed by an excellent and competent group of doctors including consultants, senior residents, medical officers and Post Graduate trainees.
The department is manned by physicians with expertise in ventilatory care and provides advanced care with the support of the hospital infrastructure including modern laboratory, high-end imaging facilities and emergency unit. The aim is to provide long term comprehensive care and manage both common and complex illnesses.
This department provides broad range of services for diagnosis and treatment by doctors skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes.
The services provided under the specialty include:
Intensive care treatment and management of critically ill/compromised patients, infectious diseases, drug overdose and poisoning and other medical emergencies like Septicaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis,
Management of chronic diseases:- Involves multi-system discussion by senior consultant of department of medicine. Coordination between different specialist and holistic care of patients.
Infectious diseases like, Malaria, Typhoid fever, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Dengue fever, influenza etc. (Investigated in depth and treated)
Environmental disease management: Includes diseases due to Industrial chemical exposure, drowning, electrical injuries, radiation injuries, snake bite, lizard bite, dog bite, insect or scorpion bite.