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A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Family Medicine: This valued and traditional primary care of the whole person and the whole family is also known as general practice. This is the doctor that you star ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
A Medical Specialty: Family medicine is a medical specialty focusing on the health of people from conception until death. It deals with the prevention, early detection, an ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
All ages: Care of patients of all ages. May also perform deliveries and women's health. It is a primary care specialty.

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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
Dr. Alan Falkoff
35 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
10 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
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Family Medicine: Also named internal medicine or family practice or general practice , all treat medical illnesses.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Similar terms: A family medicine doctor is a similar term for a family practice doctor. A family practice doctor underwent 4 years of undergraduate college training ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Primary Care all age: Family medicine is a medical speciality and branch of medicine which deals with comprehensive health care to patients regardless of their age or sex, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
No: A family practitioner practices family mediine.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Treats whole family: A family doctor is trained to treat the whole family, from babies to the elderly and deals with every health issue, unlike specialists who only treat ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Excellent: If you are a medical student , country needs primary care physicians desperately in thousands, a gratifying job. Some specialization is possible , not ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Minor only: Family pactice doctor usually do minor surgery such as repair laceraton. Minor office procedures only. Some does assist in surgery as an assistant wit ... Read More
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