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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 43 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.
Dr. Alan Falkoff
Family Medicine 36 years experience
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 a whole not an illness or disease. Focus often strongly on prevention.
Dr. Michael Roberts
Family Medicine 11 years experience
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. No OB or peds requirement.

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