Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A physician specializing in internal medicine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who treats systemic diseases or those of the internal organs not amenable to operative measures; a physician, as distinguished from a surgeon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine A physician who specialises in internal medicine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a specialist in internal medicine

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[intern(al medicine) + –ist.]

Examples

  • … and getting my H1N1 jab! that my internist is an unbelievably kind and gentle mensch

    Felix et errabunda XLVII

  • … and getting my H1N1 jab! that my internist is an unbelievably kind and gentle mensch

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Dr. Joseph Eusterman, a retired internist, is mad about the code words used by the opposition.

    Ellen Gill: Doctors Mad As Hell Over Health Care In Chicago

  • I usually go through the appropriate channels first (calling my internist, etc ...) but if it is on a weekend or if the nurse on the other end of the phone isn't getting my desperation I get my husband to call something in.

    gout, goiters, lumbago, bends, grippe, ague

  • He was a white, upper class, prep school boy who attended Yale and looked as radical as your internist, which is what he was.

    Archive 2004-08-01

  • I called my internist, Mark Kaplan, who said, "Chew two aspirin, Ron, and swallow them with water, then have June take you to St. Joseph Medical Center.

    Blog updates

  • The surgery came about 36 hours after the senator called his internist complaining of seeing white flecks, numbness in his left arm and unusual sensations in his left leg, said Dr. Jay Alexander, a cardiologist at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • The surgery came about 36 hours after the senator called his internist complaining of seeing white flecks, numbness in his left arm and unusual sensations in his left leg, said Dr. Jay Alexander, a cardiologist at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Shaken, I left and called my internist, who in turn called my ob.

    Chicago Reader

  • I told her to call her internist the next morning to either get a prescription called in or be seen.

    DB's Medical Rants

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