Department of Internal Medicine | UC Davis Health

exceptional health care for adults

Committed to Help You Live a Healthy Life

Top-tier research, teaching and patient care focused on preventing illness and treating conditions

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The nationally recognized UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine delivers exceptional health care for adults throughout Northern California. Based in Sacramento, we maintain a primary care and affiliate network that spans 33 counties in the Central Valley, the Sierra Nevada foothills, and the High Sierra. We focus on preventing illness — but when it occurs, we offer specialized and advanced services to diagnose and treat various conditions accurately.

All of our nearly 300 care providers are board-certified primary care physicians of internal medicine. Because our academic physicians also conduct research and teach medical students, residents, and fellows, patients benefit from the latest medical knowledge. Nearly 400 support staff members support our physicians and work closely with more than 140 medical residents undergoing training.

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Recognized Excellence in Patient Care, Research and Education

Specialty areas within the Department of Internal Medicine have consistently earned national recognition. Our cardiology, endocrinology and diabetes, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), geriatric, nephrology and pulmonology programs score high in U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation’s best hospitals.

Top Quality Care For You

The mission of the UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine is simple: excellence in care, research and education. This commitment is precisely what you would expect from the largest clinical team at UC Davis Health, an academic health care powerhouse known for seamlessly blending high-quality medical treatment with cutting-edge investigations and superior physician training. At the helm of our department is Timothy Albertson, M.D., who has dedicated more than 40 years of his life to caring for patients, mostly in Northern California.

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Our Recognition
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Ranked among the nation’s best hospitals

A U.S. News & World Report best hospital in cancer, cardiology, heart & vascular surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ENT, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and pulmonology & lung surgery.

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Ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals

A U.S. News & World Report best children’s hospital in diabetes & endocrinology, nephrology, and orthopedics*. (*Together with Shriners Children’s)

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Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital

Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital by U.S. News, and high-performing in COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, TAVR, uterine cancer surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and orthopedics.

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Nursing master’s degree

U.S. News & World Report ranks the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing’s Master’s Entry Program in Nursing #24 (tie) in the nation.

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