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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine and general practice. ?

2 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Holistic Medicine 35 years experience
The type of training: Family medicine- completed 3 years residency program after graduating from medical school during which time they rotate/work through different specialty clinics, units and hospitals. Internal medicine-completed 3 year residency program during which they rotate through internal medicine hospital units and clinics. General practice- starting to practice medicine after graduating from med school.
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Specialty training: General practice doctors typically do not have board certification. Both internal medicine doctors and family practice physicians complete a three year residency which educates them on the various types of patients they will encounter in practice. Internal medicine physicians primarily treat adults, family practice physicians treat adults, children, and pregnant women.

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What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine and general practice residency ?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Family medicine etc.: Family medicine encompasses pediatrics ob/gyn and adult medicine. Internal medicine is medicine for adults. General practice less specialized training.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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 year residency and one year internship. "general practice" is a term that intimates completion of the one year internship.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between speed of getting in to see family medicine, internal medicine and general practice?

3 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
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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