Internists often act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems, which is why they are often called the “doctor’s doctor”.
The origins of internal medicine can be traced to the early 20th century in the United States, when predecessors of current internal medicine specialists began incorporating scientific method into medical practice.
In many ways, Sanford Imagenetics brings the focus of internal medicine back to these origins by serving as the “central hub” for genomic and genetic expertise.
Sanford Health has more than 170 internal medicine providers in more than 40 locations. With the number of adult patients currently cared for in Sanford’s internal medicine clinics and the projected growth in the over-65 population in the areas we serve, this initiative will have a major impact on the region’s health care.