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is family doc inferior to specialist?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Specialist in Famiy: A family practice doctor is not inferior to a specialist. He or she is a specialist in primary care medicine. They complete a three year residency after medical school which includes training in internal medicine, orthopedics, dermatology, obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry, urology, gynecology, adult and pediatric ICU medicine and outpatient family practice. As well as other rotations.
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No. Different roles: Family medicine focuses on the whole person. Family doctors specialize in providing continuity and coordination of care. We use breadth of medical knowledge and a diverse skill set. Subspecialists provide specialized care based on anatomy (cardiology-heart), disease process (oncology-cancer), technology (radiology-x-rays) using depth of knowledge. Together, we can achieve the best outcomes.

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Last updated Sep 13, 2019

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