The Department of Medicine is organized into 11 divisions and can treat patients for something as routine as the flu, or provide comprehensive care for disease such as diabetes, cancer, heart or kidney disease.
General internists are Doctors for Adults. General internists provide care for adults with simple and complicated medical problems, and provide both ongoing outpatient care and oversight of inpatient hospitalizations.
Cardiologists prevent, treat and diagnose conditions of the heart, blood vessel and circulation system. Interventional cardiologists perform cardiac catheterizations and procedures, including angioplasty. Electrophysiologists diagnose and treat disorders of the heart rhythm, often through catheterization techniques.
Dermatologists are dedicated to the prevention, evaluation, treatment and management of patients with dermatological (skin) disorders. Our dermatologists offer a wide range of diagnostic services and treatments, including Mohs surgery.
Specialists in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism care for patients with disorders of the major glands of the body, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other metabolic diseases. Through our Joslin Diabetes Center we provide care to the largest number of patients with diabetes of any center in Central New York.
Gastroenterologists provide care to patients with disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas.
Geriatricians are experts in the care of the elderly, and provide consultative care for our aging population. They have special expertise with dealing with issues of the elderly and dementia.
Hematology/Oncologists have special expertise in diseases of the blood and cancer. They are experts in the use of chemotherapy and cancer, and of treatment of problems in coagulation, anemia, and other blood disorders.
Infectious Disease physicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with infections and fevers. They provide consultative services to both inpatients and outpatients, and continuing care for patients with HIV infection. In addition to diagnosing and treating infectious disease, ID physicians also counsel healthy people who plan to travel to countries where there is an increased risk of infection.
Nephrologists are experts in diseases of the kidney and hypertension. They provide care to patients with chronic renal failure through their dialysis programs.
Physicians trained in Pulmonary and Critical Care are experts in the care of patients with lung diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema and those who require intensive care. Critical Care Physicians direct the activities of the Medical Intensive Care Unit.
Rheumatologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat swelling and pain. They are experts in diseases of the joints and soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, and bones) and care for patients with arthritis, gout, tendonitis and a variety of other disorders.