The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler :: Robert B. Irwin Internal Medicine Clinic
The Robert B Irwin Internal Medicine Clinic is staffed by specialists in internal medicine as well as a highly skilled team of mid-level providers, nurses, and support staff dedicated to providing quality, cost-effective health care for adults.
Internal medicine physicians, or internists, are specialists in the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. They spend a minimum of three years of medical school and residency training learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat the diseases of adults.
Internists often are asked to consult with other physicians to find solutions to baffling diagnostic problems. They know how to handle the wide range of health challenges that affect adults, including severe chronic diseases as well as multiple illnesses.
Internal medicine physicians also are concerned with promoting wellness. They may treat common health problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs.
Internists also may coordinate a patient’s care when other medical specialists, such as surgeons, are involved in that care.