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Working As A Physician-Internist

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $132,155

    Average Salary

What Does A Physician-Internist Do At Lowell Community Health Center

* Physician is responsible for the medical care, treatment and education of patients throughout their life cycles, for their hospitalization and referral if necessary; also, for establishing and maintaining minimum standards of care and for the supervision and education of all other providers in regard to direct patient care.
* Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.
* Secures history and physical examination of patient in outpatient service.
* Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
* Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff as required.
* As appropriate to the position, participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
* Eligible for unrestricted health center and hospital privileges at facilities utilized by the health center

What Does A Physician-Internist Do At Chenega Corporation

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)
* Routine Clinic: Initial evaluation, consultation, and follow up care including pacemaker clinics.
* Performance and interpretation of noninvasive cardiology evaluation including EKGs, halter monitors, treadmills, and echocardiographs.
* Follow and provide medical care for the internal medicine problems of cardiology patients.
* Performs transesophageal echocardiograms.
* Performs diagnostic cardiac catheterization.
* Subspecialists in Cardiology perform angioplasty, percutaneous intervention of atherosclerotic disease, implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, electrophysiology studies and ablation of abnormal heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation.
* Inpatient Services: Inpatient consultation services during normally scheduled hours of performance.
* Temporary pacemaker insertion.
* Participation in teaching programs which includes the following:
* Provide one-on-one instruction for adult nurse practitioner students, physician assistant interns, medical students, interns, and residents in the form of clinical rotations as requested by the Director of Education.
* Manages critically ill cardiac patients in the ICU
* Perform the following as the situation dictates:
* Consult with appropriate specialists.
* Write initial admission orders.
* Utilize paraprofessionals as appropriate.
* Respond to and provide management of cardiopulmonary arrests.
* Interpret: electrocardiograms, exercise stress tests, halter monitor tests and cardiac monitoring.
* Perform and interpret echocardiograms.
* Provide basic radiographic interpretation.
* Perform arterial puncture.
* Infiltration of local anesthesia.
* Performance of closed cardiac massage.
* Emergency: endotracheal intubation, cardioversion, and cricothyrotomy airway.
* Prescribe and administer drugs
* Non
* Essential Duties:
* Other duties as assigned
* Supervisory Responsibilities:

What Does A Physician-Internist Do At Lowell Community Health Center

* Conducts a program of care with total responsibility for examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients.
* Secures history and physical examination of patient in outpatient service.
* Utilizes laboratory and diagnostic services as necessary.
* Makes a diagnosis and prescribes treatment as indicated.
* Performs emergency treatment in cases of serious illness or injury.
* Seeks outside advice and consultation as necessary; refers for medical surgical or other adjunct services those patients requiring specialty consultation, or for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment.
* Participates in preventive medicine activities such as immunization, disease detection and prevention.
* Coordinates an education program for the patient and family.
* Hospitalizes patients and assumes full care of those hospitalized patients.
* Assumes “on call” responsibility for hospital and outpatient service.
* Participates in regular medical component meetings.
* Fulfills the expectations of the physician contract

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How To Become A Physician-Internist

Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements. Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.


Most applicants to medical school have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees. Although no specific major is required, all students must complete undergraduate work in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English. Students also take courses in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain experience in a healthcare setting.

Medical schools are highly competitive. Most applicants must submit transcripts, scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and letters of recommendation. Schools also consider an applicant’s personality, leadership qualities, and participation in extracurricular activities. Most schools require applicants to interview with members of the admissions committee.

A few medical schools offer combined undergraduate and medical school programs that last 6 or 7 years.

Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, medical ethics, and the laws governing medicine. They also gain practical skills, learning to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses.

During their last 2 years, medical students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in diagnosing and treating illnesses in a variety of areas.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Physicians and surgeons need to be excellent communicators. They must be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff.

Compassion. Physicians and surgeons deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians and surgeons must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.

Detail oriented. Physicians and surgeons must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.

Dexterity. Physicians and surgeons must be good at working with their hands. They may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.

Leadership skills. Physicians who work in their own practice need to be effective leaders. They must be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice.

Organizational skills. Some physicians own their own practice. Strong organizational skills, including good recordkeeping, are critical in both medical and business settings.

Patience. Physicians and surgeons may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.

Physical stamina. Physicians and surgeons should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or turning disabled patients. Surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery.

Problem-solving skills. Physicians and surgeons need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.


After medical school, almost all graduates enter a residency program in their specialty of interest. A residency usually takes place in a hospital and varies in duration, generally lasting from 3 to 7 years, depending on the specialty.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physicians and surgeons to be licensed; requirements vary by state. To qualify for a license, candidates must graduate from an accredited medical school and complete residency training in their specialty.

All physicians and surgeons also must pass a standardized national licensure exam. M.D.s take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). D.O.s take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). For specific state information about licensing, contact your state’s medical board. 

Certification is not required for physicians and surgeons; however, it may increase their employment opportunities. M.D.s and D.O.s seeking board certification in a specialty may spend up to 7 years in residency training; the length of time varies with the specialty. To become board certified, candidates must complete a residency program and pass a specialty certification exam from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

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Physician-Internist Demographics


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  • Female



  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic



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Real Physician-Internist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Physician/Internist California Emergency Physicians Medical Group LLC Roseburg, OR Jan 07, 2016 $295,916
Physician Internist Baptist Health System, Inc. Jacksonville, FL May 31, 2016 $250,000
Physician-Internist United Medical Center Washington, DC Feb 15, 2016 $250,000
Physician-Internist Southwest Medical Center Liberal, KS Sep 24, 2016 $241,111
Physician-Internist Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group, APC Brawley, CA May 07, 2016 $240,000
Physician-Internist Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group, APC El Centro, CA May 07, 2016 $240,000
Physician-Internist Bharat Patel, Md., S.C. Metropolis, IL Sep 15, 2016 $240,000
Physician-Internist Miner's Colfax Medical Center Raton, NM Apr 22, 2015 $240,000
Physician-Internist Altru Health System Grand Forks, ND Jul 31, 2016 $240,000
Physician/Internist Summit Physician Services Chambersburg, PA Jan 07, 2016 $235,000
Physician/Internist California Emergency Physicians Medical Group LLC Hanford, CA Jan 10, 2016 $231,114
Physician Internist Baptist Health System, Inc. Jacksonville, FL May 31, 2013 $230,000
Physician, Internist Quincy Physicians & Surgeons Clinic Quincy, IL Apr 07, 2014 $225,000
Physician-Internist Peacehealth Longview, WA Sep 11, 2015 $194,904
Internist/Infectious Diseases Physician The Aroostook Medical Center Presque Isle, ME Jul 13, 2014 $190,000 -
Physician Internist Internal Medicine Age Management of West Michigan Grand Rapids, MI Jun 18, 2016 $190,000
Physician-Internist Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Inc. Clovis, CA Jul 30, 2016 $190,000
Physician-Internist West Physician Services, LLC Klamath Falls, OR Aug 23, 2013 $190,000
Physician Internist Internal Medicine Age Management of West Michigan Lowell, MI Jun 18, 2016 $190,000
Internist Physician Community Health Connections, Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sep 15, 2016 $180,000
Attending Physician/Internist Montefiore Medical Center New York, NY Jul 01, 2016 $180,000
Physician/Internist and Geriatrician Calvert Memorial Hospital of Calvert County North Beach, MD Jul 01, 2013 $180,000
Physician/Internist and Geriatrician Calvert Memorial Hospital of Calvert County Solomons, MD Jul 01, 2013 $180,000
Physician/Internist and Geriatrician Calvert Memorial Hospital of Calvert County Prince Frederick, MD Jul 01, 2013 $180,000
Physician Internist Mercy Hospital and Medical Center Chicago, IL Jan 07, 2016 $180,000
Physician-Internist Bharat Patel, M.D.S.C. Metropolis, IL Sep 15, 2013 $180,000

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Top Skills for A Physician-Internist


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Top Physician-Internist Skills

  1. Internal Medicine Conditions
  2. Diabetic Educators
  3. HMO
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked along with nurses, dieticians and certified diabetic educators.
  • Coordinated and supervised a drug trial for Merck assisting the PI.

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