Mission Heritage Medical Group’s Internal Medicine department has
provided ongoing health care for patients across Orange County for the
past 40 years. As internists, or doctors of Internal Medicine, they treat
adult patients with a focus on the diagnosis, management and non-surgical
treatment of unusual or serious diseases.
Many internists are sub-specialists, meaning that they generally limit
their medical practice to problems of one organ system or to one particular
area of medical knowledge.
Internists have a lengthy clinical and scientific training in their areas
of medical interest and have special expertise in the use of prescription
drugs or other medical therapies (as opposed to surgery). While the name
"internal medicine" may suggest that internists only treat problems
of internal organs, this is not the case. Internists are trained to treat
patients as whole people, not as mere organ systems.