Dr. Farooq being an internal medicine doctor or “internist” focuses on adult medicine. At least three of his 5 years of medical school and 3 years of residency and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. Internists such as Dr. Farooq, 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.
What's the difference between Dr. and Farooq and family / general medicine practitioners?
Simply put, Dr. Farooq is especially a Doctors for Adults.® But you may see him referred to by several terms, including "internists," "general internists" and "doctors of internal medicine." But don't mistake them with "interns," who are doctors in their first year of residency training. Although internists may act as primary care physicians, they are not "family physicians," "family practitioners," or "general practitioners," whose training is not solely concentrated on adults and may include surgery, obstetrics and pediatrics.
Caring for the whole patient
Dr Farooq is equipped to deal with whatever problem a patient brings -- no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex. He is specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and can handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time. He bring to patients an understanding of wellness (disease prevention and the promotion of health), heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity , women's health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.
Caring for you for life
In today's complex medical environment, he takes pride in caring for their patients for life -- in the office or clinic, during hospitalization and intensive care, and in nursing homes. When other medical specialists, such as surgeons or obstetricians, are involved, Dr. Farooq coordinates their patient's care and manage difficult medical problems associated with that care.
Internal medicine subspecialties
Internists can choose to focus their practice on general internal medicine, or may take additional training to for example, Dr. Farooq has special focus diseases of the heart like chest pains, shortness of breath, angina, swelling of legs, fatigue, and loss of consciousness.