Family Medicine (FM) or Family Practice is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages. The specialist, i.e. the family physician, family doctor or family practitioner knows the roots in the family.
The doctor provides continuing and comprehensive healthcare for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases and parts of the body.
The Department of General Medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases afflicting adults. Also, known as ‘internal medicine’ it requires skilled diagnosticians to identify what is ailing the patient. Our General Physicians have decades of collective experience diagnosing and treating innumerable conditions.
We work with the best Doctors in Coimbatore who treat diseases such as hypertension to the waves of viral fevers that seasonally afflict our population to more dangerous conditions such as septic shock, our experts are trained to deal with every eventuality.
Fever, as we all know, is an increase in body temperature. This is temporary for the most part and is the sign of an illness of some sort. Fevers are typically the sign of the body fighting an infection so it is actually a good thing. It usually comprises sweating, shivering, headaches, body aches, appetite loss and general weakness.
For most people, a fever of up to 103 degrees Fahrenheit is not a cause for concern. In little children and infants however it could signal an infection which needs to be taken seriously. Most fevers go away on their own or with basic over-the-counter medication although it’s probably better to see a doctor for a prescription. If however the fever is over 101F or has lasted for more than 3 days, it is imperative you consult a doctor. Here at Good Luck Hospitals General Medicine Department, we specialise in the management and treatment of all fevers including viral fevers. In addition, our vast resources and the collaboration between departments will ensure that people suffering from fever due to other causes will also be treated with speed.
Make an appointment with one of our specialists if you’ve been suffering from a fever.