A 36-year-old male asked:
what's difference between family and internal medicine?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau answered
32 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Both specialties do a 3 year residency. Internal medicine treats those 18 and over, while family practice is trained to care for patients from the cradle to the grave including ob.
Answered on Jul 16, 2020
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Focus: Internal medicine training uses its 3 yr residency to focus on non surgical conditions of those over ~15-18.Family medicine uses the same time frame to cover all ages & all conditions, with some delving into OB or surgical procedures. The increased depth of study may allow an internist to develop more skill in treating more difficult cases in their field.
Answered on Jul 4, 2020
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