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family doctor vs internal medicine

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Different: A family practitioner is trained to provide primary care for patients of all ages, including pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients, ... Read More
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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
Whole family: This may be subject to opinion. The main difference is that a family doc will be able to see all ages starting from newborn to the very old. Also a go ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
F.P. =Broader scope: Family practice (f.P.) doctors are really generalists and will see children (pediatrics) , do office surgery (biopsies, etc..) and some f.P. 's still ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Family Doctor: Family doctors generally provide medical care for patients of all ages, including children. Many family doctors provide prenatal care and/or delivers ... Read More
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Dr. John Ewald
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Medical Detective: Internal medicine and family medicine are trained differently. Internal medicine trains in bodily systems (cardiology, gastroenterology, etc.). Intern ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience Internal Medicine
For the whole family: If you have children and want the whole family to receive care in the same office, you might choose a family physician. In some areas, family physici ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Find a good doctor: Physicians in both of these specialties treat adults, but internal medicine doctors almost never treat children or pregnant women. For adults, family ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Try from Hospital : You may call local hospitals and enquire for a board certified internist or family medicine md or check the yellow pages. Good luck!
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Both r great!: I think they are both perfectly acceptable choices! i'm an internist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Either: Either type of doctor is well-trained to provide your general health care.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on age and complexity of your illnesses and medication regime. A good internist is worth their weight in penicillin.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Their training: General practice usually means the doctor has completed only an internship (1 year) of hospital training after medical school. Family physicians and i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Everyone : Everyone should have a primary care doctor to help care for their basic medical needs. The people who do this are: family doctors (kids and adults), ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Training + patients: They complete different residency training programs after medical school graduation. Internists specialize in medical (not surgical) care for adults, ... Read More
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