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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
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Internsl medicine: Internal medicine doctors are specialized in adult medicine. They manage patients with complicated multiple medical conditions. Difference between f ... Read More

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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
Dr. James Long
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine: Internists should be offended if someone refers to them as a "general practitioner." internists undergo rigorous training with extensive hours on call ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 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
Dr. Julie Holmon
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Adult medicine: Internal medicine doctors are experts in caring for adults, but general practice doctors take care of people at any age, including babies.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 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
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 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
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.

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