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family practice vs internal medicine vs general practitioner

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Training: General practitioner is another term for family physicians. Internal medicine physicians get limited training in pediatrics and ob/gyn. Their trainin ... Read More
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Family medicine : The difference is in training. Family medicine usually focused more in outpatient. Internal medicine training training focus more on inpatient with so ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
34 years experience Holistic Medicine
The type of training: Family medicine- completed 3 years residency program after graduating from medical school during which time they rotate/work through different special ... Read More
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Dr. Traci Buxton
23 years experience Family Medicine
Specialty training: General practice doctors typically do not have board certification. Both internal medicine doctors and family practice physicians complete a three yea ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Family medicine etc.: Family medicine encompasses pediatrics ob/gyn and adult medicine. Internal medicine is medicine for adults. General practice less specialized training ... Read More
Dr. Alan Falkoff
36 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice: Family practice treats newborn to elderly, get training in all fields, surgery to psych and everything in between . Philosophy is to treat patient as ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Roberts
11 years experience Family Medicine
Few: Fm will do peds, OB and more outpatient clinic hours. They ahve to see 160 patients before graduating. Im does more in hospital work and ice time. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: How busy they are, but if you have and seen him before he will get in very soon because he want to be his patient.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
44 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
2 years.: Internal medicine is a specialty that requires a 2 year residency. Any doctor can use "general practice" to signify they are in the business of carin ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
44 years experience Internal Medicine
One is a specialist: General practice usually means that the doctor has completed one year of hospital training after medical school. Internal medicine doctors are specia ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
2 years: Internal medicine is the specialty of medicine that cares for older, sicker patients and more complex diseases of adults. The specialty requires two y ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Different: Internist is one who specializes in internal medicine. They are mostly experienced in inpatient and outpatient care. They may either choose to be an h ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Either: Either type of doctor is well-trained to provide your general health care.

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