Having studied Internal Medicine,
Dr. Hosain has been trained
to provide care to adult patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses and diseases, ranging from the very common to the very rare. Dr. Hosain is also trained in general medicine, and is capable of treating patients for diseases that may have overlapping symptoms or complications.
Internal medicine is a specialized field of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of all types of adult diseases. Due to the fact that there are thousands of different diseases and afflictions that affect adults, internists (physicians who practice internal medicine) often serve as primary care physicians to their patients.
Internists play a crucial role in the diagnosis of disease in adult patients and perform a variety of diagnostic procedures and tests to assist in this process. Internists are trained to perform and analyze blood tests, review family histories, review diagnostic imaging tests, skin tests, biopsies, stress tests and endoscopies, among many other procedures, depending upon the patient’s condition or apparent symptoms.
Doctors of internal medicine are prepared to provide treatment patients with diseases that relate to, or encompass, more than one bodily system. It is this expertise that allows internists to be the “puzzle solvers” of primary care when it comes to making diagnoses; internists are often consulted for their diagnostic capabilities when other primary care physicians are unable to arrive at the correct diagnosis.
Having studied Critical Care Medicine,
Dr. Hosain has been trained
to provide life-saving care for patients in intensive care units (ICUs) by providing life and organ support, as well as stabilizing patients and performing time-sensitive procedures.
Critical care medicine is a multidisciplinary field encompassing treatment for patients that suffer from acute and life-threatening injuries or illnesses, usually in a hospital setting. Critical care specialists are usually found in the trauma centers and intensive care units (ICUs) of hospitals, working to provide life-saving treatments and medical care.
Patients that require around-the-clock monitoring are usually treated in ICUs, where their condition can be closely monitored by the critical care specialist and staff. Some critical care specialists may work in more specialized ICUs that require teams of physicians such as pediatric, coronary care, neonatal, psychiatric, high dependency and post-anesthesia intensive care units.
Critical care physicians rely on various types of equipment when treating patients in ICUs. This may include the use of cardiac and other monitors, mechanical ventilators, intravenous tubes, catheters, external pacemakers, emergency resuscitation devices and other types of equipment relating to life support and critical care.