Internal or General Medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases.
Internal medicine physicians (internists) are skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. Internists care for hospitalised and ambulatory patients and may play a major role in teaching and research.
The Internal Medicine Department at Rehman Medical Institute (RMI) provides acute and sub-acute secondary care for medical patients, from acute presentation through to final rehabilitation and discharge. Our department, led by accomplished Consultants, Registrars and Paramedical support staff provides an acute medical assessment unit and deliver a consultation liaison service to other allied specialties of Medicine, Surgery and Allied, Gynecology and Obstetrics and Pediatric department.
Many of our patients are admitted from Emergency and others through our hospital clinics. We care for people who are in hospital, have been to a hospital or need to come to the hospital for:
1. Diagnosis of unclear medical conditions
2. Multiple medical conditions, so you don't need to go to more than one clinic
3. Suspected cancer, before having tissue tests done (which is required for referral to cancer services)
4. Hypertension and Diabetes
RMI's General Medicine Department is recognized by Pakistan Medical Council (PMC) for undergraduate training and by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for post-graduate training.
General Internal Medicine
The department runs general medicine clinics and is involved in the care of admitted patients under the supervision of consultant physicians. These involve patients with the full range of general medical issues, including but not limited to diabetes, hypertension, infectious diseases, neurological problems, respiratory problems and other chronic conditions, as well as those needing preoperative medical screening. External organizations also use these clinics for pre-employment as well as annual medical surveillance of their employees.
Infectious diseases are caused by micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person. Infectious disease medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine in which the internists specialise in diagnosing and managing infections.
At RMI, we have highly qualified internists specialising in infectious diseases who treat many patients on daily basis in their private clinics as well as the inpatients who are admitted in the hospital.
Critical Care Service
RMI holds state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU) that offer facilities for mechanical ventilation and invasive monitoring. The critical care service is provided to our patients by a team of fully qualified staff consisting of respiratory technicians, ICU nurses, and critical care physicians.
Comprehensive Health Care Clinic
The Department of medicine runs comprehensive health clinics. These clinics provide screening services for the public and are run under the supervision of consultant physicians from the department.
- Daily consultant review of inpatients admitted to General Medicine
- Acute medical assessment for patients admitted in the first 24 hours (Early Patient Intervention Centre)
- 24-hour consultant led emergency medical cover for the hospital
- 24 hour on-site medical registrar cover for the hospital
- Consultation Liaison Service to Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Mental Health for patients experiencing anxiety before any major procedure.
- Internal Medicine Day Treatment Unit – a 6 bed facility allowing patients to come in during the day for treatments and clinical review
- Rehabilitation Unit/Day Hospital
- Private Practice Specialist Clinics