“It’s not just about a diagnosis or a treatment. It’s about healing the spirit. I didn’t think I would ever do it, but now I sometimes pray with my patients.”
The Department of Medicine at Loma Linda University Health helps adult patients — both sick and healthy — be healthier. Our goal is always to heal the body, the mind and the spirit.
Whether it’s an illness, an injury or just preventive care, our internal medicine physicians, or internists, provide innovative, comprehensive services. We're here to serve you both in clinics for brief visits and for longer stays in the hospital. If we don’t have the tools to make you feel better, we can refer you to an in-house specialist who does.
Why Choose Us
- We support you all the way from check-ups to highly-specialized medical treatments.
- Our internal medicine specialties are some of the most-visited, best-equipped and most experienced in the region.
- Our in-house specialists are available to treat you 24 hours a day.
- We conduct research every day that advances treatments and improves patient lives.
Hospitalists treat you when your care doesn’t require a specialist or detailed knowledge of your medical history. Hospitalists help make sure your primary care physician is able to see you when it matters most. These doctors provide comprehensive inpatient care.
Loma Linda University Health is home to the largest academic hospitalist program in the region. The program helps to strengthen connections between patients, nurses, case managers and staff.
Internal medicine primary care physicians provide expert care for adults. Their role includes coordinating with specialists to make sure each patient gets the right kind of medical attention. They're with you through the entirety of your care, from severe illness requiring hospitalization to restoring health at home.
Gastroenterologists treat disorders that affect the digestive system. Loma Linda University Health’s gastroenterology program is top in the region and one of the best in California. Our physicians lead the field, providing state-of-the-art, patient-centered care. We’re equipped to address the most difficult cases of the most complex disorders.
Our program is focused on advancing scientific knowledge through innovative research and clinical trials. We use this knowledge to adapt how we train the next generation of gastroenterologists. Every year, our capabilities advance and the future becomes brighter for those affected by digestive diseases.
Endocrinologists help patients manage diseases related to dysfunctions in the organs that control hormones. One of the most well-known endocrine diseases is diabetes. Our Diabetes Treatment Center has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for its excellence in patient education.
Our endocrinology program provides the most comprehensive care in the region for a number of disorders. Our primary focus is for patients with these disorders to return to living full, active lifestyles.
Nephrologists help patients with kidney-related issues. Our nephrology program provides a full range of services including:
- Kidney disease diagnosis.
- Management of diseases and their symptoms.
- Medical management of renal (kidney) transplant.
Our transplant-capable nephrology program is the largest high-volume program of its kind in the region. We offer the region’s largest peritoneal dialysis program for patients with kidney failure.
Rheumatologists help patients who have inflammation causing problems related to their joints, muscles, skeleton or soft tissues. These types of issues are often caused by disorders of the immune system.
Our rheumatology program provides advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques for a number of rheumatic disorders. We were the first in the nation to use rheumatology ultrasound to assist in treatment and diagnosis of issues like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis, among others.
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Our medical oncology and hematology department is part of the only dedicated cancer center in the region. We provide patients with advanced medical treatments for cancers and blood-related diseases.
The department leads the region in cancer research. We’re committed to cancer prevention, treatment and research in the pursuit of improving patient quality of life and survival outcomes.
Cardiologists specialize in keeping your heart healthy. Our cardiovascular team consists of specialists from multiple disciplines who collaborate to provide you the best heart care possible. We’re able to treat even the most complex adult congenital heart diseases.
Our cardiology division stands apart from those in the region. We’re the only cardiology program in the region that offers both left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and heart transplant services. We’re also the region’s highest-volume center performing complex structural cardiovascular procedures.
Pulmonary, Critical Care, Hyperbaric, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine
Pulmonologists see patients who have issues related to their lungs and respiratory system. Our program is the only advanced lung disease center in the region with specific clinics for allergy and immunology, interstitial lung disease, interventional pulmonary procedures, nontuberculous mycobacteria disease, pulmonary hypertension, critical illness recovery, sleep medicine and obstructive airway disease (severe asthma and COPD).
Our team leads the region in both innovative research and patient care. Translating findings from clinical trials into new, effective treatments helps us achieve our goal to improve patient lives. We also offer the highest number of innovative procedures in the region in pursuit of this goal.