Internal medicine is a broad-based medical field. An internist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating general medical disorders, such as diabetes, infections and cancer, as well as diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints and the digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. Internists often serve as a patient's primary doctor, coordinating health care in collaboration with other doctors and clinicians. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), our internists are part of a multidisciplinary team providing whole-person cancer care.
Internists at CTCA® are on the staff of various departments at our state-of-the-art hospitals. These departments may include intake, critical care, quality of life, intensive care, metabolic support and survivorship. Our internists are trained and educated in the complexities of a wide range of cancers and participate in care plans. Internists work with other members of your care team to design and coordinate a multidisciplinary treatment plan tailored to your needs. The internists at our cancer centers in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Oklahoma and Arizona work with patients and families to help them understand their diagnoses and treatments. Our internists devote time to patients, educating them about their disease and the options available to treat it, while equipping them with the knowledge and resources to take an active role in their treatment plan.
With five hospitals across the United States, located in major metropolitan areas, our hospitals are solely focused on cancer care. Each hospital is staffed by doctors and clinicians who use leading-edge technologies and advanced treatments to deliver personalized, whole-person care. The CTCA integrative treatment model treats cancer with conventional approaches like surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, while also using evidence-based supportive therapies to help manage cancer-related side effects.