Why is acute care and general medicine important?
With increasing specialisation in medicine, there is still a great need for physicians who are experts in diagnosis, who can coordinate complex clinical care, who can act as trouble-shooters for the deteriorating patient in hospital and who are able to step back and take an overview of the ‘whole patient’.
General medicine is also often called internal medicine and it provides key services to patients who start experiencing unexplained and worrying symptoms. Diagnosis is an important part of our work, and we also work with consultant colleagues in different medical specialties, referring patients for further investigation and prompt treatment.
Acute care, general medicine and diagnosis
At The Physicians’ Clinic, we provide all aspects of general internal medicine expertise, offering advice and management in:
- Hypertension: treatment of high blood pressure.
- Cardiovascular risk: treatment of high cholesterol, managing heart disease risk.
- Unusual or unexplained symptoms.
- Unexplained fatigue.
- Unexplained fevers.
- Difficult diagnostic problems: an expert second opinion can be invaluable.
Our 365 acute medical admissions service
We have a team of physicians that provides acute and urgent medical care for adult patients who need prompt private hospital admission between 6AM and 10PM every day of the year. This is accessed by referral from the Patient’s GP or through the Urgent Care Centre at The Princess Grace Hospital.
We arrange fast admission to one of our associate private hospitals so that patients can receive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of medical illnesses, such as cardiac and respiratory disease, metabolic problems, acute confusion and acute infection.
Find out more about our 365 acute medical admissions service.