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for primary care purposes if a patient has multiple chronic metabolic diseases should he see a family medicine dr. or internal medicine dr. whos more?

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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.
Answered on Jan 6, 2021
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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
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A family physician has trained in multiple disciplines, such as adult medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry. An internist has trained in adult medicine and may choose to practice a sub specialty after further training.
May 20, 2014

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