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switching from family medicine to internal medicine

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Training + patients: They complete different residency training programs after medical school graduation. Internists specialize in medical (not surgical) care for adults, ... Read More
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Dr. Lori Wagner
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Patient traits: In addition to the previous answer, it is important to recognize that internists specialize in following patients with multiple, chronic diseases; suc ... Read More
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
Few: Most fm work in outpatient settings where many im work as hospitalists as well as outpatient fm see patients of all ages as well as ob. Im usuall ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
25 years experience Urgent Care
Matter of Preference: A Family Medicine Physician spends their residency training, being trained in Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Surgery and Pediatrics. An Internal Medicine ... Read More
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
Training: Family medicine doctors train in all ages of life and usually handle all general medical questions. They perform annual exams for women and can deliv ... Read More
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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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Dr. Traci Buxton
22 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
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 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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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Both r great!: I think they are both perfectly acceptable choices! i'm an internist.
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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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Personal choice: Personally, I would choose the doctor I felt most comfortable with, is most approachable and is a good listener.
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
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
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