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A 59-year-old female asked:

Is there a so call homepathic internal medicine doctor?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: A homeopathic doctor may or may not be a physician.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Probably: Homeopathy is the practice of using substances at very low dosages. The field was started by samuel hahnemann md, who was a german physician in the 1800s. It is controversial since the formulas are so dilute they have no molecules of "active" ingredients. Usually this question means does the physician use alternative/integrative approaches. Many md/do trained physicians will use different tools.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Homeopathic doctor: There are physicians who are specialized and board-certified in internal medicine and who have trained in classical homeopathy. You can find some of these through american institute of homeopathy (www.Homeopathyusa.Org). Also there is homeopathic medical licensure in arizona, nevada, and connecticut. A good homeopath takes the case thoroughly regardless of problem area, though.
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Usually they are completely different two categories but if one doctor with Internal medicine degree got Homeopathy training then they might call Homeopathic Internal medicine. Usually an Internal Medicine means allopathic trained doctor.
Mar 25, 2014

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Hello doctors, what does an internal medicine doctor do?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Non-surgical : Internal medicine physicians can work in the clinic and act like family physicians. They manage a wide range of illnesses. If needed, they can also refer you to specialists. Internal medicine physicians have limited pediatrics and ob/gyn training. In the hospital, they are the primary doctors for patient with non-surgical illnesses. They manage your care with the help of specialists if needed.
Dr. Edward Teller
Anesthesiology 45 years experience
Internists treat so called "medical" problems including diabetes, hypertension, gastroenteritis etc. These are non-surgical diseases
May 28, 2014
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