The term general medicine can be a misleading one. It is in fact the specialized field of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases of the internal organs. The type and severity of these conditions are vast and being able to diagnose a condition, even if it is a very rare one, finding the cause and then providing the right treatment requires a great deal of medical specialization and experience. The general medicine department of a hospital is often the foundation on which the treatment and cure of a patient are built. It is the first point of contact for many patients and it is here that the diagnosis that will determine if the patient can be treated by the department or if he/she should be referred to specialists for further examination, diagnosis and treatment is made. The information on the patient’s condition at the time of the first admission/consultation and the actions that were initially taken will provide the specialists with valuable inputs on which to base their decisions on further treatment. At NMC, the general medicine department offers treatment for both in and outpatients for a wide range of illnesses. The increasingly common lifestyle-related health problems are also treated by this department. It is also at the forefront of providing preventive health care that is designed to diagnose potential medical conditions and provide treatment to prevent them from becoming major medical concerns. With highly qualified and experienced doctors and the latest medical equipment, the general medicine department at NMC is where patients’ treatment and recovery begins.
Among the services and treatments available at the general medicine department are: