Internal Medicine doctors are physicians that use science and their clinical training to diagnose and treat adult patients. According to the American College of Physicians, general internists are physicians that use the best medical science available to care for patients through meaningful doctor-patient relationships. To be a general internist, you need to spend at least three years after medical school learning how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases of varying complexity that affect adults. General internists are often called upon by other doctors to aid in solving difficult diagnostic problems. Internists may act as primary care physicians but they are usually only trained to care for adults. Internists can do additional training in the form of a fellowship, which is one to three years of additional training in a particular field. For example, an internist can specialize in the disease of the heart to become a cardiologist.
Jeffrey Mazique is an African American general internal medicine physician (internist) from Creole Louisiana. Dr. Mazique currently works with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Health Center located in Michigan. This particular practice faithfully serves the Sault tribal members and employees, as well as, Medicaid patients, of all ages. He attended Brown University to earn his undergraduate degree and went on to earn his medical degree from Howard University. Dr. Mazique proceeded to complete his internal medicine residency at District of Columbia General Hospital. He also serves as an Internal Medicine faculty member at a multitude of institutions, including Howard University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Arizona, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Here is a link to Dr. Mazique’s personal medical school website: