Internal Medicine is a backbone of any Tertiary Care Hospital and Mediheal Hospital at Eldoret is certainly not an exception. It is the largest department in Mediheal Hospital at Eldoret. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.
Internal medicine or general internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of acute or chronic diseases, with special focus on coordinating care for adult with many medical problems or diseases. We also specialize in health promotion, early and appropriate screening and prevention of diseases. The section of Internal Medicine, strives in providing excellent patient care and patient safety.
Internal Medicine Department has many sub-specialties, each offering expert clinical care both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Our faculty, medical officers and staff are committed to ensuring top-notch patient-centered health care, excellence in education and dedication to cutting-edge research. Patient safety and satisfaction remain crucial in our aim to provide the best medical care possible to our patients and their families.
The Department of Medicine offers comprehensive medical services in a diverse range of sub-specialties, including cardiology, pulmonology, critical care, nephrology, endocrinology and diabetes, neurology, gastroenterology, psychiatry/mental health, infectious diseases including HIV care (AMPATH related services), rheumatology etc.
Commonly offered services in this department are outpatient consulting, ECG, TMT or cardiac stress test, 2D echocardiography, ABPM (ambulatory blood pressure monitoring), Holter ECG, PFT (pulmonary functions test), UGI endoscopy, etc.
Inpatient management of patients is done according to the latest guidelines with patient centered individualized approach. In inpatient department, the various services offered, wherever required are CVP line insertion, dialysis catheter insertion including chronic tunneled catheter insertion, lumbar puncture, ascitic fluid or pleural fluid paracentesis, pericardiocentesis, endotracheal intubation etc.
Our team in Internal Medicine consists of consultants, medical officers and nursing staff apart from other supporting staff.