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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice: If you are young and healthy you need to see a family pracitioner.Internists are for older pts with chronic medical problems.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Doesn't matter: Either one. If you're otherwise healthy and aren't hospitalized occasionally for a chronic condition, then either specialty is qualified to be your d ... Read More
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Both can help you!: Family physicians take care of children and adults. Internal medicine docs take care of adults. Younger or not, healthy or not, both specialists are h ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Go ahead: Please go ahead and ask your question.
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sure: general medical questions can be answered here. Personal questions can be answered via concierge or prime services on HealthTap, but your girlfriend n ... Read More
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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.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Doesn't matter : You can choose either. It won't matter if you're otherwise healthy.
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Dr. Henry Ng answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Either: Is qualified to provide care. Which you prefer may depend more on interaction and rapport you develop with your provider.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Both specialties do a 3 year residency. Internal medicine treats those 18 and over, while family practice is trained to care for patients from the cra ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
A good amount: To go into pain medicine your doctor went through one of four specialties. Neurology, physiatry, anesthesiology or psychiatry. All specialties have do ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Medstudy: I think medstudy is the best resource i used for the board exam. Mksap q&a also was helpful but textwise, medstudy gave the most info in shortest amt ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
A bit of everything: Internal medicine physicians usually take care of adults. They can practice in the clinic or in the hospital. In the clinic, they act like family phys ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Int med: Internists address illnesses systemically.. Disciplines include cardiovascular , pulmonary, gastroenterology, endocrinology, nephrology, rheumatology, ... Read More

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