General Services

General Services

Internal medicine is the branch of medicine that involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of undifferentiated and multi-system diseases with their processes and complications. The medical specialists in this department are called internists, and they deal with the management of a broad range of diseases. With the aid of clinical assessment and laboratory investigations, these healthcare providers determine the pathological causes underlying syndromes and symptoms of bedside patients and those admitted in emergency wards.

The clinical role of internal medical specialists include treatment of hospitalised patients, the prevention of diseases, and management of chronic diseases. The department deals with the management of patients with extensive clinical needs and provides patient-centred medical care. We also offer preventive health checkups and provide perioperative support to patients who are about to undergo surgeries and pre-operative care for optimising medical comorbidities.

Consult the best internal medicine specialists in Indore here. As these are complex diseases and tend to involve multi-system examinations, our specialists are equipped with advanced training in dealing with illnesses and disorders of all different parts of the body. They have plenty of experience in addressing undifferentiated diseases that can’t be classified within the expertise of a single-organ specialist, including dyspnoea, weight loss, and consciousness changes. They provide their services as primary care physicians and are available to collaborate with the specialists of other departments whenever the need arises. Apart from this, their training extends beyond the scope of treating adult patients and even deals with some interventional procedures. They are also the first responding experts in case of medical emergencies.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore is equipped with modern equipment and houses experienced Internal Medicine specialists to achieve successful results in the treatment of a wide range of diseases. Following are the diseases that come under the purview of specialisation of the Department of Internal Medicine:

  • Respiratory Tract Infections
    These diseases are classified into two categories— upper respiratory tract diseases and lower respiratory tract diseases. The lower respiratory tract diseases involve organs like bronchi, lungs, and bronchioles.
  • Infectious Diseases
    In addition to the lower and upper respiratory tract infections, there is a chance of developing infections in many other body organs. Among these, urinary tract infections, diarrhoea, skin infections, hepatitis, brucellosis, parasitic diseases, sexually transmitted infections, and bone and joint inflammations are the most complained about infections. As these infections are contagious, the mainstay of the inpatient treatment process is isolation of the infected individual. According to the type of the infection and its characteristics, a common treatment protocol is followed with internal diseases.
  • Hypertension
    The heart pumps blood and supplies it to all the body organs via a network of veins. The pressure that the pumped blood exerts on the walls of the blood vessels is referred to as blood pressure. In adults, the average systolic blood pressure is around 120 mm Hg, while the average diastolic blood pressure lies below 80 mm Hg. If the values of the blood pressure are higher than this, a disease called hypertension occurs.

    Hypertension is a disease that demands serious attention. If preventive measures and necessary treatment is not taken into account, many complications of important organs such as kidney failure, vascular damage, and brain damage can occur. In Internal Medicine, drug therapy and medical diet are applied to keep hypertension under control and prevent its complications.
  • Diabetes
    Diabetes is classified into two categories— type 1 and type 2. Diabetes occurs when the hormone called insulin is not produced in adequate amounts or when glucose is not utilised optimally by the tissues. The aim is to keep the level of insulin under control at a certain value with effective treatment methods like antidiabetic agents and insulin. Apart from drug therapy, the medical diet plays a very important role in terms of turning the course of the disease and improving the quality of life.
  • Thyroid Diseases
    Thyroid gland malfunction causes some thyroid diseases to occur. Thyroid gland is one of the main organs that plays a role in determining the metabolic rate of the body. Excessive or insufficient functioning of the thyroid gland, thyroid malignancies, and some autoimmune diseases affect the hormonal balance of the body adversely. The treatment of thyroid diseases and disorders is carried out together in collaboration by the endocrine specialists and internists.
  • Cholesterol diseases
    Cholesterol diseases are developed when lipids like triglycerides and cholesterol are in levels above normal due to hereditary reasons or unhealthy diet. Keeping the cholesterol level within the normal range is important for the proper and healthy functioning of the body. For preventing and treating the disease, great attention is paid to nutrition and emphasis is laid on staying away from fats and excessive nutrition. This makes the treatment process easier.
  • Diseases of the stomach, liver and gallbladder
    Dysfunction or damage to the organs of the digestive system such as the stomach, liver, and gallbladder are also included in the field of expertise of internal medicine. Liver cysts, fatty liver, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, different types of hepatitis, stomach ulcers, liver cirrhosis, gastric hernia, stone formation and sand formation in the gallbladder, and inflammations are some of the diseases that are treated by internal medicine specialists. Medical diets, drug treatments, and lifestyle interventions provide great benefits in modifying the course of these diseases and simplify the treatment process. Sometimes, surgical methods are also employed in addition to these treatment approaches whenever necessary.
  • Lung Diseases
    Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders related to the lungs such as COPD, asthma, and accumulation of fluid in the pleura are the diseases that lie within the scope of internal medicine. Minor problems or symptoms that manifest in the initial stages of these diseases are kept under observation by internists, but diseases that demand detailed examination and comprehensive treatment at a later stage are followed instantly by referring the patients to relevant departments, in this case, to the chest diseases department.
  • Kidney Diseases
    Kidney diseases are one of the commonest problems dealt by the Internal Medicine Department. Kidney stone and sand formations, inflammations, cysts, and acute and chronic kidney failure are some of the diseases that require urgent treatment and care. Those kidney diseases that can potentially lead to permanent organ damage in the body are treated in the Department of Internal Medicine. Whenever necessary, the patients are referred to the Nephrology Department.
  • Anaemia and Blood Diseases
    Diseases like anaemia caused by the deficiency of some vital substances in the blood are seen in many diseases like blood clotting disorders. Decrease in iron, haemoglobin, and haematocrit levels in the blood due to poor nutrition and inadequate intake of elements like Vit B12, iron, and folic acid into the body lead to the development of different types of blood disorders.
  • Rheumatic Diseases
    Rheumatic diseases include fibromyalgia, Soft tissue rheumatism, inflammatory rheumatism, various joint pains, arthritis, gout and Behçet's disease, low back and neck pain, and familial Mediterranean fever. The treatment of these diseases is a long process that aims to make the lives of the people suffering from these diseases comfortable. Whenever necessary, the patients are referred to the Department of Rheumatology.
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
    Complaints such as calcification and pain in different body parts are followed and treated by internists. Bone resorption that occurs after menopause and in old age is also among the diseases that are treated by internal medicine specialists.

Even though the Department of Internal Medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases with medicines, we also offer interventional procedures under different subspecialties, including immunology and allergy, advanced cardiac care and care of cardiovascular diseases, endocrinology, interventional cardiology, transplant hepatology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, haematology, oncology, rheumatology, nephrology, and pulmonology.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore, is one of the top multi-speciality hospitals in Indore. Our hospital is recognised as a premier healthcare centre in the area, and we house a highly experienced and qualified team of medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, and allied staff. Consult top medical experts in Indore for their optimum treatment and management services.

Our state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and latest equipment help our medical professionals deliver ideal treatment for all patients. The diagnostic centre at our hospital is fully equipped, and we provide 24*7 ambulance and ICU services for critically ill patients. Our main goal is to deliver optimum treatment plans at affordable costs, along with a patient-centred approach and transparency during the process.

Our Department of Internal Medicine offers the best primary healthcare in Indore by providing comprehensive clinical services such as:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases like arthritis, bronchial asthma, cardiac diseases, and metabolic diseases like diabetes mellitus.
  • Management of infectious diseases due to tropical and seasonal infections, including dengue, malaria, and chikungunya.
  • Multi-organ failure due to septicaemia or septic shock.
  • Fever of unknown aetiology.
  • Systemic diseases.
  • Management of drug overdose and poisoning cases.
  • Comprehensive Preventive Health Checkups.
  • Critical care management of a wide range of critically ill or immunocompromised patients or those suffering from different medical emergencies.
  • Geriatric care with respect to certain age-related conditions such as hypertension, foot disease, mobility disorders, urinary incontinence, and transitional and palliative care.