Programs and Services

Department of Medicine

Programs and services offered in the Department of Medicine provide comprehensive care in the diagnosis, treatment and management of common and complex illness such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, lung disorders and obesity.

The Department of Medicine includes the following sections:

  • Allergy and Immunology: Physicians evaluate, treat and help pediatric and adult patients manage allergic conditions and problems with the immune system.
  • Cardiology: Award-winning cardiologists at Danbury Hospital are committed to excellence in patient care, teaching, and research for acute and chronic cardiovascular disorders.
  • Critical Care: The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Danbury Hospital provides critical care to patients from many departments. The division is led by our ICU team of board-certified physicians and supported by highly trained specialty staff.
  • Dermatology: Dermatologists at Danbury Hospital treat simple and complex disorders of the skin, hair and nails.
  • Endocrinology: We offer a complete program for diagnosis and treatment of endocrine and metabolic disorders. This includes diabetes, disorders of the thyroid and adrenal glands, male and female reproductive problems and growth disorders. We also have a comprehensive Diabetes Education Program.
  • Family Medicine: Doctors in Family Medicine are specialists in adult and pediatric general medicine, including preventive medicine and diagnosis and care of common medical conditions.
  • Gastroenterology: Danbury Hospital provides the highest level of care for patients with benign and malignant conditions of the digestive tract, including the esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and rectum.
  • Medical Oncology and Hematology: Hematologists and Oncologists care for patients with benign and malignant disorders of the blood and lymphatic system as well as for patients with most types of solid tumors (cancers).
  • Hospital Medicine: Danbury Hospital has a very well developed Hospitalist program. Hospitalists are doctors who are trained in Internal Medicine and provide care only to patients in the hospital. They are the partners of your primary care doctor.
  • Infectious Disease: Infectious Disease doctors treat all types of infections including influenza (flu), pneumonia, Lyme disease, AIDS, and HIV, and are also experts in wound treatment.
  • Internal Medicine: General Internists are specialists in adult general medicine, preventive medicine and the diagnosis and care of common medical conditions.
  • Nephrology and Hypertension: Physicians in Nephrology and Hypertension specialize in medical management of kidney disease and high blood pressure. We provide 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Doctors in the Nelson Gelfman Dialysis Unit also provide acute and chronic dialysis and plasmapheresis.
  • Neurology: Neurologists are highly trained specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric neurologic disorders including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, headache, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, vertigo and cognitive, movement and other neuromuscular disorders.
  • Nuclear Medicine: At Danbury Hospital, our board-certified Nuclear Medicine physicians have extensive experience and training in their specialty. They work with radioactive isotopes and perform SPECT and PET/CT scanning.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: If you are experiencing joint, neck, or back pain or have had total joint, spine, or arthroscopic surgery, then you can benefit from our specialized programs in physical therapy or occupational therapy. We also have medically based fitness programs.
  • Pulmonary Disease: Pulmonary Disease at Danbury Hospital includes Pulmonary (lung) Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. In partnership with the Sleep Disorders Center and the ICU, we provide comprehensive services and compassionate care for patients with critical illness, asthma, lung diseases and sleep-related disorders. We also offer a smoking cessation program.
  • Rheumatology: Rheumatologists provide treatment for many diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, Lyme disease, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic myofascial pain syndrome, gout and scleroderma.

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