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internal medicine doctor vs endocrinologist

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie Holmon
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Endocrinologist: Thyroid diseases are covered in the extra training of an endocrinologist making them more knowledgable in this area than an internist on average.
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Dr. Robert Duhaney
15 years experience Internal Medicine
A PCP can do it: As a general internist, i treat people with under active thyroid all the time. That requires occasional bloodwork and possible dose adjustments. If th ... Read More
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Dr. Nima Yavari
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist: the internist will be able to evaluate your thyroid, however, if abnormalities are found upon testing, he/she will likely refer you to an endocrinolog ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Internist is PCP: An internist (internal medicine) doctor is skilled at managing hypothyroidism and other endocrine disorders including diabetes. An endocrinologist ma ... Read More
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Dr. Henry Ng answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
PCP: An endocrinologist typically will focus on your hypothyroidism and any other endocrine concerns. Some specialists may also function as a primary care ... Read More
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Dr. Antonio Bunker-Huertas
18 years experience Internal Medicine
PCP: A general internist should be just fine as a pcp. Internists treat a wide variety of conditions including hypothyroidism. Only if the situation requir ... Read More
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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Pre-diabetes: An A1c of 6.1% means you have pre-diabetes. Treatment for pre-diabetes include diet and exercise, metformin, or combination of both. Studies have sh ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Primary care: Discussion with your regular primary care provider would be the appropriate place to start. This person could help you understand the risks, benefits ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Ask dr. Geoffrey rutledge.
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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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
No: A homeopathic doctor may or may not be a physician.
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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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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
When you say so!: Doctors from both internal medicine and family medicine can serve as primary care providers (pcps). I wonder if you and your current pcp just aren't t ... Read More
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