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if a primary care specializes in internal medicine what does that mean?

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Internal medicine: Primary care doctors are two kinds family medicine and internal medicine. Family medicine doctors see pediatrics and gynecology also. Internal medicine doctors just see adult patients. Internal medicine doctors are more more trained to deal with multiple complicated conditions.
Answered on May 16, 2019
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Internist: Internal medicine doctors treat adult patients, from healthy young adults to elderly, chronically ill adults. They don't deliver babies or perform surgery.Internists are also trained in managing patients with complex medical problems, both as patients in the hospital and in the office setting. They may also have certain other areas of expertise in addition to internal medicine.
Answered on Jul 4, 2020
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