Definition of internist in English:

internist

noun

North american
  • A medical specialist in internal diseases.

    • ‘General medical professionals such as internists, primary care doctors, and nurse practitioners as well as psychiatrists, of course, evaluate, diagnose, and treat depression.’
    • ‘The primary care physician workforce is also divided into three specialties: general internists, family practitioners, and paediatricians.’
    • ‘He is a general internist, geriatrician, and health services and policy researcher.’
    • ‘It is an obvious fact that a pediatrician would not need the same armamentarium as would the internist, the cardiologist, or the general surgeon.’
    • ‘It is the purpose of this paper to stress the common occurrence of this syndrome in the everyday practice of the general practitioner, the internist, and every other specialist.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from internal + -ist.

Pronunciation:

internist

/ɪnˈtəːnɪst/