Eighty percent of adults over the age of 65 have at least one chronic condition, while 68% have two or more, making it necessary to seek the care of an internist.
Why? They are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical experience to the diagnosis, treatment and compassionate care of adults, ranging from health to complex diseases.
Internists bet on disease prevention. Dr. Hamid Fiz, who has over 20 years of experience in adult and geriatric medicine, may be called upon by other specialists to consult with the patient.
For the World Health Organization, internal medicine specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating adult diseases without the use of surgical procedures, and although it is essential to treat diseases affecting certain body parts, it remains anonymous to some patients. lives.
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If a patient manages to picture suffering from coronary artery disease, heart failure, diabetes, obesity, chronic lung diseases and arthritis, which are the most frequent visits for consultation, they should see an internist.
Doctors point out that most older adults in the United States and Europe are under the control of internists. “Unfortunately in the Dominican Republic, although the specialty is well defined, the management of chronic and complex disease requires appropriate training.”
With an aim to provide timely access to urgent medical care in internal medicine, this creates IDA- Immediate Doctor Access- Health Care Center in the country.
The idea of this health project has been realized with a team made up of certified local and international doctors in the United States of America.
He says that thanks to his vast experience gained in the United States, he started operations in the country, but gained great rebound with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Beds are starting to become scarce, absolute emergencies and the health crisis has worsened. This is where the first patients arrived, whom we treated at home and we were able to save their lives.
A concept of personalized medicine, more private, where the patient can have all the care under one roof and where a person has their own complete history, so as to avoid the risk of repeated tests, errors and different opinions, and less cost can be saved. they offer.
The main objective is to provide medical care at the US level so that patients travel only when necessary and, if they do, they have a medical representative to guide and assist them on that journey, he says.
He says that over the past year they have made a huge impact in this regard as they are bringing clinical experience and technology with a personal touch and renowned Dominican hospitality.
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Currently, Dr. Hamid Fizz is Associate Dean for Medical Student Education and Clinical Professor at Nova Southeastern College of Medicine in Florida. He served as director of the internal medicine residency program at several institutions, including Cleveland, and has experience in providing peace and security to patients in the country during the day of their medical care and preventive medicine.
It says that its focus is to provide immediate medical access (IDA) for urgent and emergency needs and still focus on preventing such emergencies. “With our annual executive check-up, chronic disease management and close follow-up, We strongly believe in making a significant impact on patients’ outcomes,” he explains.
IDA has some of the best emergency medicine physicians in the Dominican Republic and the United States, led by doctors who have been American board-certified with decades of experience at renowned hospitals in the state such as the Cleveland Clinic, Aventura Hospital and Wellington Regional . from Florida.
Members have access to their own private emergency room and VIP medical office space, express labs, and outpatient clinics with private entrances with no waiting times.
Fizz completed his specialization in internal medicine at the University of Florida-Gainesville and devoted his career to training doctors in the specialty of internal medicine in the United States, with the goal of training and graduating more than 1,000 medical specialists in that country. did management.
In 2015 he was recognized among the “Top Ten Physicians” in the specialty of hospital medicine in the United States by the prestigious American College of Physicians. For the past three years, he has been recognized as the Best Internist in Florida.