A physician who provides long-term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints
Source : This dataset includes over five million health care providers who are assigned National Provider Identifier (NPI) in the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES), developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Covered health care providers and all health plans and health care clearinghouses must use the NPIs in the administrative and financial transactions adopted under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Each provider is registered with the NPI, full name, status, address, taxonomy, other identifiers, etc.