The Department of Internal Medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of various diseases. It serves as the first point of contact whenever a patient visits the hospital. A general physician conducts a physical examination of the patient and then recommends the necessary tests and diagnostic procedures. The results of these tests, the general physical examination and symptoms are then correlated to arrive at a final diagnosis. Depending on the final diagnosis, the patient is given the necessary treatment, usually medication by the general physician or is referred to a speciality department for further treatment.
Treatment & Procedures
Department of Internal Medicine is the key department, handling a variety of routine outdoor patients. Outdoor consulting chambers of all the faculty members are located in the general outdoor wing of Dr. Malathi Manipal Hospital on the ground floor. All the chambers are well equipped with the modern clinical tools for clinical assessment of routine outdoor patients.
Some of the Internal Medicine Services offered at Dr. Malathi Manipal Hospitals are
- Outdoor Services - regular outdoors on all working days from 9 am to 1 pm
- Indoor Services – admitted patients are seen by the consultant during morning and evening rounds
- Emergency Services – consultants are available round the clock on rotational basis
- Regular community camps