General Medical Management
Internal medicine or general medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specialising in internal medicine are called internists, or consultant physicians. Internists are skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. Internists care for hospitalised and ambulatory patients and may play a major role in teaching and research. Because internal medicine patients are often seriously ill or require complex investigations, internists do much of their work in hospitals. Internists often have subspecialty interests in diseases affecting particular organs or organ systems.
Prof Vale cares for patients at the Mater Hospital. His subspecialities include Vascular Medicine and Cardiology. He is available to admit patients to the Mater for management of acute medical problems, complex medical problems and chronic illnesses.