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Internists, General
District Of Columbia

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Physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.

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Currently Employed: 170

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $80+

Typical Annual Salary: $166,400+

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Doctoral or professional degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • Treat internal disorders, such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and problems of the lung, brain, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract.
  • Prescribe or administer medication, therapy, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
  • Manage and treat common health problems, such as infections, influenza and pneumonia, as well as serious, chronic, and complex illnesses, in adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
  • Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient.
  • Provide and manage long-term, comprehensive medical care, including diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases, for adult patients in an office or hospital.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
  • Make diagnoses when different illnesses occur together or in situations where the diagnosis may be obscure.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Glucose monitors or meters
  • Microscope slides
  • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
  • Specimen collection container
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Internet browser software
  • Medical software
  • Office suite software

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