Internal medicine, also known as general medicine, is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the internal organs, especially in adults. It is a very broad area, involving a wide range of conditions affecting every part of the body. Subspecialties of internal medicine include allergy and immunology, cardiology (heart), endocrinology (hormone disorders), haematology (blood disorders), infectious diseases, gastroenterology (diseases of the intestinal tract), nephrology (kidney diseases), oncology (cancer), pulmonology (lung disorders), and rheumatology (arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders).
Dr Kennedy has been a Northland District Health Board Specialist General Physician since 1991, and has worked in private practice as a Specialist in . . .