General Medicine

Delivering Comprehensive Care for Your Health Needs: NewGen Hospital' Specialized General Medicine Department

At NewGen Hospital, our specialized General Medicine Department is committed to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of acute and chronic diseases affecting different parts of the body. With a focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, our experienced medical professionals are dedicated to addressing your health concerns.

In the modern era, a multitude of individuals encounter diverse health problems, both infectious and non-infectious. This highlights the critical role played by General Medicine, also known as internal medicine, in the field of healthcare. General Medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a broad spectrum of health concerns, including conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, asthma, cold and flu, hypertension, heart disease, and other recurring ailments. 

Our General Medicine Department specializes in providing comprehensive care for a wide array of acute and chronic diseases affecting various parts of the body. Whether you require regular check-ups, preventive screenings, the management of long-term conditions, or swift attention to your illnesses, we are dedicated to delivering empathetic and patient-centered care. 

What is checked during a general exam?

Area of expertise ​

Diseases / Treatments:

Cold, cough, and flu are common respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. Symptoms may include a runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, sneezing, congestion, mild body aches, and fatigue.  

Fever refers to an increase in body temperature, often as a response to an infection. It is a symptom rather than a specific ailment. Fevers can be caused by various factors, including viral or bacterial infections, inflammation, or other medical conditions.  

Allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to substances (allergens) such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander, or certain foods. Symptoms can include sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, nasal congestion, and skin rashes.  

Diarrhea is characterized by loose, watery stools and can be caused by infections, food poisoning, certain medications, or underlying health conditions. It often resolves on its own within a few days but can lead to dehydration.  

Headaches can have various causes, including tension, sinus issues, migraines, or underlying health conditions. Symptoms range from mild to severe pain, often accompanied by sensitivity to light or sound.  

Digestive issues encompass a range of ailments affecting the gastrointestinal tract, such as indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, or irritable bowel syndrome. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation.  

Issues with bowel movements or urination can include conditions like constipation, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, or urinary incontinence.  

Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Symptoms are cough, chest pain, fever, difficulty breathing, and fatigue. 

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to breathing difficulties, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness.  

Lung fibrosis refers to the scarring and thickening of lung tissues, which can impair lung function and lead to breathing difficulties. It can be caused by various factors, including occupational exposure, autoimmune diseases, or certain medications.  

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition commonly caused by long-term exposure to irritants such as smoking. It includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, leading to persistent cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and reduced lung function.  

Gastric issues refer to problems related to the stomach, such as gastritis, ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or gastric cancer. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and indigestion.  

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria, allergies, or irritants. Symptoms include redness, itching, tearing, discharge, and sometimes blurred vision.  

Mononucleosis, also known as “mono” or the “kissing disease,” is a viral infection commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It is transmitted through saliva. Symptoms include fatigue, sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and sometimes an enlarged spleen. 

Neurological problems encompass a wide range of conditions affecting the nervous system, including migraines, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms vary depending on the specific condition and can involve headaches, seizures, numbness, weakness, coordination difficulties, or cognitive impairment.  

Frequently Asked Question

FAQ of General Medicine

What does a general practitioner (GP) or internist do?

General practitioners and internists are primary care physicians who provide comprehensive medical care. They diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions, and they also emphasize preventive care.

When should I see a general practitioner or internist?

You should see a GP or internist for routine check-ups, vaccinations, common illnesses (like colds and flu), chronic conditions (such as diabetes or hypertension), and general health concerns.

How often should I have a check-up with my general practitioner or internist?

The frequency of check-ups may vary based on your age, medical history, and risk factors. Generally, adults should have a preventive check-up once a year or as recommended by their doctor.

What should I expect during a routine check-up?

A typical check-up may include measurements of vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate), a review of your medical history, a physical examination, and discussions about your overall health.

When should I seek a second opinion from another doctor?

If you have concerns about a diagnosis or treatment plan, it’s acceptable to seek a second opinion from another qualified physician.

What can I do to prepare for a doctor's appointment?

Prepare a list of questions and symptoms to discuss, bring a list of current medications and allergies, and be ready to provide your medical history.