When you seek care from the Mayo Clinic Division of General Internal Medicine, you will find doctors and advanced practice providers dedicated to understanding and managing all aspects of the general health care of adults. You'll also be offered preventive care and disease prevention strategies to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Your care is provided in a clinical environment supported by education and research that yields new medical advances and treatments. Your general internal medicine team provides seamless referral to other Mayo Clinic specialists and services. This method of comprehensive care ensures that you get exactly the care you need.

Mayo Clinic's general internal medicine professionals focus on:

  • Comprehensive care for people with undefined symptoms — such as shortness of breath, chest pain, abdominal pain and back pain — who need help in diagnosing their illness
  • Collaboration, which means you may be referred to a surgeon or other doctor on Mayo Clinic's multispecialty team of experts
  • Preventive medicine care, such as mammograms, Pap smears, cholesterol screening and blood pressure screening
  • Communication with your local primary care doctor about ongoing care after you return home, which is especially important if you have one or more chronic medical illnesses, such as high blood pressure and diabetes

Mayo Clinic's Division of General Internal Medicine is one of the largest academic general internal medicine divisions in the world. It has locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. You might also access the clinic's wide range of services for comprehensive health and well-being, including the Executive Health Program, integrative medicine and health, palliative medicine, women's health, the Healthy Living Program and the Nicotine Dependence Center.

Learn more about what to expect when you visit Mayo Clinic and get tips on preparing for your visit so that you get the most benefit. After you return home, it's important that you have a local primary care doctor to oversee your continuing care and prescription refills. With your permission, the Division of General Internal Medicine shares with your local primary care doctor a summary of exam results and care you received while at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic also offers Patient Online Services, including, if you wish, a way for your local doctor to access your health information.


At Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, adults from outside Arizona and Phoenix are cared for by doctors and advanced practice providers in the Section of Consultative Medicine. Each person receives personal care and attention, including coordinating all tests and consultations and arranging for an interpreter, if needed.

You'll be teamed with a personal consultative medicine doctor, who conducts a general examination and orders tests and specialty consultations as needed. For the length of your visit, this personal doctor oversees your needs. Everything is well coordinated, and nearly all services are provided under one roof, in one location.


At Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, you may be cared for by doctors and advanced practice professionals in the following areas:

  • Community Internal Medicine, for adult residents of northeast Florida
  • Consultative and Diagnostic Medicine, for out-of-town adults with complex medical problems
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Clinic


At Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, the following general internal medicine services are available to you:

  • Breast Cancer Clinic
  • Breast Diagnostic Clinic
  • Consultative medicine
  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic, a two-day education program, including development of an individualized plan for pain management and exercise
  • Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, in which a multidisciplinary team works to meet the home nutritional needs of a diverse population
  • Menopause and Women's Sexual Health Clinic

Mayo Clinic Health System

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Find doctors and medical staff:

General internal medicine doctors at Mayo Clinic are organized into specialty teams to enhance collaboration, research and patient care:

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Mayo Clinic regularly performs clinical studies across a variety of general health care topics and across multiple states including Minnesota, Florida and Arizona.

Mayo Clinic Division of General Internal Medicine researchers study many aspects of medical care, including those in the areas of quality, integrative medicine and health, menopause and women's sexual health, and consultative practice. Their goal is to improve how care is delivered and to build on a foundation of scientific evidence that supports the team-based model of care.

See a list of publications about general internal medicine by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Doctors within the division participate in many research projects, including:

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.