The General Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic provides consultation and office services for patients with complex problems in the field of internal medicine. The patients are referred to the outpatient clinic from hospitals, health care centers, occupational health care physicians and private physicians.
Many different symptoms and findings, e.g., inadvertent weight loss and anaemia, require often assessment by a specialist in internal medicine.
We analyse the patient’s situation holistically and create a plan to examine and treat the patient.
There are two physicians and two nurses at the outpatient clinic. We pursue close collaboration with many medical specialties and with primary health care units. We also train students in medicine and nursing as well as physicians in training.
Our clinic resides in the Turku University Hospital under the Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic of Operational division: Medicine.
Visit to the outpatient clinic
You will receive an invitation by phone or letter to attend at the outpatient clinic. The invitation includes:
- time of the appointment
- information about any laboratory or imaging studies needed before the appointment
- instruction on how you are to prepare yourself for the studies
- form to be filled in at home and taken along to the appointment
biobank consent form.
Please make your own reservations for the laboratory tests (unless there are other instructions in the invitation letter). You can change or cancel your appointment by calling the department secretary.
When attending the outpatient clinic you will first be received by a nurse. Please reserve enough time for the entire visit.
Please take to the appointment with you a list of your medication and any previous test results related to the condition for which you have your appointment. Please fill in carefully all the forms which you receive with the invitation letter before coming to you appointment. When you have arrived at the clinic, please inform the department secretary that you have come.