|ADVENT INTERNAL MEDICINE
George Kim, MD
|Welcome to Advent Internal Medicine
2536 Lynn Road, Tryon, NC 28782 Phone: 828-859-7659 Fax: 828-859-2470
What is Internal Medicine?
Internal medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with treating the whole patient. An
internal medicine physician, also called an internist, can treat many illnesses and conditions,
and is skilled in treating a patient who has several illnesses or disorders at the same time.
An internist, who can be a primary care physician, emphasizes disease prevention and
wellness, but can treat problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive
organs, along with mental health or substance abuse issues.
Internists are sometimes referred to as the "doctor's doctor," because they are often called
upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.