Dr. Salib has been trained in two medical specialties.
Having studied Internal Medicine, Dr. Salib 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. Salib 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.
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Having studied Diabetology, Dr. Salib has been trained to diagnose and treat patients suffering from all types and stages of diabetes. Dr. Salib works closely with diabetic patients to formulate a comprehensive and personalized plan that includes a proper diet and exercise regimen, in addition to any prescription medications or treatment procedures that are necessary.
Diabetology, or the medical study and treatment of diabetes mellitus, is recognized by the medical community as a subspecialty of endocrinology. The title of diabetologist may refer to a physician who has completed a residency in internal medicine and has studied and treated diabetes extensively, achieving a high degree of expertise in the area. Alternatively, the title may also refer to an endocrinologist who has studied diabetes or focuses his/her practice on treating those with diabetes.
After being referred to a diabetologist or finding one on their own accord, patients are usually given a general exam by the diabetologist in order to establish a relationship. This will include a physical evaluation and an evaluation of the patient’s medical history, as well as their family’s medical history. Diabetologists may perform exams such as blood tests to assist in determining the best treatment plan for the patient.
After initial evaluations, the diabetologist will work with the patient to create a treatment and management plan in an attempt to control the diabetes and any related symptoms. This may include creating healthy diet and exercise plans, as well as prescribing any necessary medications to control blood sugar levels, such as the various forms of injections. Patients suffering from diabetes must take a proactive stance with regard to the treatment of their disease in order to manage it effectively.
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