to practice both internal medicine and pediatrics (often abbreviated as "Med-Peds"), providing ongoing and comprehensive medical care for those of all ages by drawing on training in both medical specialties. Dr. Crossley is able to provide care in a family context, utilizing vast knowledge in both fields to provide a unique spectrum of care.
Internal medicine/pediatrics is a medical specialty, sometimes abbreviated as “med-peds,” which combines two medical disciplines into one, caring for adult disease (internal medicine) and children (pediatrics). As internal medicine/pediatric Physicians, these doctors are trained to care for patients from the time they are very young until they are old, providing a unique spectrum of care. By providing care to multiple generations of families, med-peds physicians are able to utilize a greater familiarity of the family history and patients' predispositions to provide care that may not be possible from other specialists or fields.
Internal medicine/pediatric physicians are capable of acting as general or family practitioners, but are also trained as Internists and pediatricians. As internists, these physicians have received the proper training to care for the vast array of diseases and disorders that affect people as adults. As pediatricians, these physicians are trained to care for the various medical needs of infants, children and adolescents. Thus, having trained in both these areas, med-peds physicians are uniquely trained to care for the needs of both children and adults.
Having trained in internal medicine and pediatrics, med-peds physicians are trained to provide the same, wide range of care as other internists and pediatricians. Many of these physicians tend to practice this role as a primary care provider in office settings, while others are employed in hospitals.