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Internal Medicine

Our Approach to Care

MaineHealth internists are committed to diagnosing and treating patients for any health issue. Our board-certified doctors of internal medicine are here to work with patients to understand their health status and develop a plan to promote health and prevent disease. See our complete directory of internal medicine physicians

What is Internal Medicine?

Primary care providers may specialize in internal medicine or family medicine. Internal medicine physicians go through training that focuses on adults. They specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and management of disease and chronic conditions.

Internal medicine encompasses the care of patients 18 and older, whether they are healthy or sick. Internal medicine specialists are also called internists. They are primary care doctors recognized for their expertise in diagnosing and treating chronic illness, and working to promote health and prevent disease. Their responsibilities include health maintenance and disease screening, diagnosis and care of acute and chronic medical conditions, and management of patients with multiple complex medical problems.

Internal Medicine Specialties

Internists may focus their practice on general internal medicine. Others may have additional training, with sub-specialties in specific areas, including:

  • Allergy and immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious disease
  • Oncology
  • Rheumatology

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Franklin Community Health Network offers flu clinics
Franklin Community Health Network is offering drive-up flu clinics in October for adults on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus and via mobile outreach by the Healthy Community Coalition. No appointment is required.
Physicians Join Maine Medical Partners
Maine Medical Partners announces the following new hires.
Getting a Flu Shot has Never Been More Important
PBMC, WCGH and Belfast Public Health Nursing combine to offer 40 flu clinics.
Memorial Hospital Reminds Parents to Check Children's Immunization Status
Dr. Wenda Saunders, a pediatrician at Memorial Hospital’s Mt. Washington Rural Health Care is encouraging families to get caught up with immunizations.