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Family doctor vs internal medicine

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
A Verified Doctoranswered
14 years experience
Different: A family practitioner is trained to provide primary care for patients of all ages, including pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients, ... Read More
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
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
Family Medicine 36 years experience
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
Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
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
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
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
Cardiology 59 years experience
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!
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Both r great!: I think they are both perfectly acceptable choices! i'm an internist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: Depends on age and complexity of your illnesses and medication regime. A good internist is worth their weight in penicillin.
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: Your physician, like you, is an adult. However, a prolactinoma (or high prolactin in any case) is serious business and i'd urge you to get with an end... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Must evaluate blood: One's doctor first has to examine it to see if it is a hemorrhoid or something else. Hemorrhoids can be internal or external, or a person can have bot... Read More