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What is the difference between internal medicine and family doctor?

What is the difference between internal medicine and family doctor?

Medical Detective: Internal medicine and family medicine are trained differently. Internal medicine trains in bodily systems (cardiology, gastroenterology, etc.). Internal medicine is for adults. Family medicine physicians are trained in pediatrics and gynecology. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a family doctor and an internal medicine doctor?

Different: A family practitioner is trained to provide primary care for patients of all ages, including pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients,

internal medicine doctors focus on adults and geriatric patients. ...Read more

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Is 28 too late to become a doctor (md family doctor or internal medicine doc)? :/ I think i'd be a 5* doctor I'm obsessed with health and helping ppl

Is 28 too late to become a doctor (md family doctor or internal medicine doc)? :/ I think i'd be a 5* doctor I'm obsessed with health and helping ppl

NO: It's never too late, but it's a lot of training and a big time commitment. I've had colleagues that were in their 30s and 40s go back to school and become doctors. Not easy but can be done. Good luck! ...Read more

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When should I choose a family medicine over an internal medicine doctor?

When should I choose a family medicine over an internal medicine doctor?

For the whole family: If you have children and want the whole family to receive care in the same office, you might choose a family physician. In some areas, family physicians also do some obstetrics ...Read more

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Can you recommend the best family practice doctor and/or internal medicine doctor for adults in the dallas, tx area? I have tried searching already.

Family practice: Look in the yellow pages and look for a board certified family practice. Dr. Then call their office. If you feel good by their reponse, look at their web site. ...Read more

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I am a healthy 25 year old. Internal medicine or family practice doctors for pcp?

Either: Is qualified to provide care. Which you prefer may depend more on interaction and rapport you develop with your provider. ...Read more

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Need a doctor. Family practice or internal medicine. Who is better?

No better: Both internists and family practitioners make excellent primary care physicians. I would not choose one specialty over another but concentrate more on the individual doctor. ...Read more

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For a man, which is better== internal medicine doctor or family practice doctor?

Neither: Both specialties have the training to take excellent care of a man's general health. ...Read more

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What are the differences between primary care doctors like family medicine, internal medicine and general practice.?

Their training: General practice usually means the doctor has completed only an internship (1 year) of hospital training after medical school. Family physicians and internal medicine doctors usually complete 3-4 years of further training after medical school and they take exams to become board certified in their specialties. All three may take care of some of the same problems, but their training is different. ...Read more

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There are a number of doctors out there so which is the most complete doctor to have? Internal medicine, family medicine etc. What is the best doctor to have as a pcp? How do you determine which doctor is best for you?

Family Medicine: Family medicine doctors specialize in you! They take care of people from birth until death and deliver babies. Your care from a family doctor is provided in the context of your bio-psycho-social situation. About 90% of things you need a doctor for can be provided by a family doctor with continuity of care over time and a strong therapeutic alliance! ...Read more

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What are the difference between doctors of family medicine and internal medicine?

What are the difference between doctors of family medicine and internal medicine?

Training + patients: They complete different residency training programs after medical school graduation. Internists specialize in medical (not surgical) care for adults, whereas family physicians care for adults, children, and may also do some obstetrics or surgery. There is more overlap with primary care internists, who may also do women's health care (but don't deliver babies or see children). ...Read more

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No period prolactin level high family doctor said due to a tumor releasing it I didn't say I'm sexually active will that affect the medicine prescribe?

No period prolactin level high family doctor said due to a tumor releasing it I didn't say I'm sexually active will that affect the medicine prescribe?

No: Your physician, like you, is an adult. However, a prolactinoma (or high prolactin in any case) is serious business and i'd urge you to get with an endocrinologist when you are able. ...Read more

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My eyes burn/sting in the inner corner. My family doctor said dry eye. I put tears in and right away a mucus string came. MFS? Is it curable? Never b4

My eyes burn/sting in the inner corner. My family doctor said dry eye. I put tears in and right away a mucus string came. MFS? Is it curable? Never b4

Controllable: The string of mucus coming out is not unusual for dry eye. Dry eyes are not curable but there are a lot of options for treatment. Consider an eye doctor consult. ...Read more

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Flu symptoms since like 11 days. Very severe, dry cough. Family doctor gave her B12 shot and sent her home. More checks required? Medicine? Thanks

Flu symptoms since like 11 days. Very severe, dry cough. Family doctor gave her B12 shot and sent her home. More checks required? Medicine? Thanks

Try Elderberry/Homeo: Not sure if she (who is she?) has the flu but this sounds viral. No prescription meds help, if this is the flu I advise elderberry extract: http://bit. Ly/1b6mdi0
homeopathy is my favorite treatment for the flu ; viral coughs. It might be best to consult a homeopath (http://bit. Ly/18bi6nb) but you might be able to find a good remedy with this info: http://bit. Ly/1br6xpo ; http://bit. Ly/h97vwf. ...Read more

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Looking for a good primary or internal medicine recommendation in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area I have pain management needs that my doc cant?

Looking for a good primary or internal medicine recommendation in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area I have pain management needs that my doc cant?

UoP Pain clinic: Have your Dr. Send you to the UoP pain Clinic. They provide a comprehensive approach centering around pain control through quality care that complies with standards of care including contractual agreements, medication monitoring, Drug screens, pharmacy monitoring, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what the internal medicine doctors do?

Adult medicine: Treat all varieties of disorders of adult patients over the age of 18, also non ob/gyn related. ...Read more

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This may sound silly but what exactly does an internal medicine Doctor treat and what can they do for you? Just wondering. Thanks in advance!

Not silly: A lot of people do not know the answer! An INTERNIST (Internal medicine doctor) is BOARD CERTIFIED in Internal or "DIAGNOSTIC" medicine however many INTERNISTS are GENERALISTS (Primary Care Providers) whereas a smaller number are SPECIALISTS in various areas of medical practise eg CARDIOLOGY, (Heart)GASTROENTEROLOGY (Stomach)
Hope this simple explanation is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Who is internal medicine doctor? What's the job of this doctor?

An internal: Medicine doctor or internist has received specialty training. An internist provides comprehensive care to adults. Sometimes they treat more complex patients. ...Read more

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I go to an internal medicine doctor. He did an A1c check and it was 6.1.He put me on metformin. Why?

I go to an internal medicine doctor. He did an A1c check and it was 6.1.He put me on metformin. Why?

Pre-diabetes: An A1c of 6.1% means you have pre-diabetes. Treatment for pre-diabetes include diet and exercise, metformin, or combination of both. Studies have shown that diet/exercise can decrease your risk of getting diabetes by 58%, metformin use can decrease it by 31%. Your doctor have chosen to do both. This is a common practice and a decision made by both of you. ...Read more

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Groin pain on left side of the body. Which doc should I see? Internal medicine can help? Or Urologist?

Many causes: There are many causes of groin pain, some of which may be in the expertise of a urologist, but some may not. The best place to start may be your internist who can examine you, and determine (or narrow down) the cause and refer you to the right specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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Should I ask my Internal medicine doctor to help me order a customized microarray or another kind of doctor? For screening of ID's and Toxins...

Should I ask my Internal medicine doctor to help me order a customized microarray or another kind of doctor? For screening of ID's and Toxins...

Primary care: Discussion with your regular primary care provider would be the appropriate place to start. This person could help you understand the risks, benefits, and alternatives to the screening you are considering. Certainly, an internist would be an excellent option for this discussion. ...Read more

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What problems are addressed by internal medicine doctors?

What problems are addressed by internal medicine doctors?

Int med: Internists address illnesses systemically. Disciplines include cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastroenterology, endocrinology, nephrology, rheumatology, infectious disease, neurology and general internal medicine. The internist also is trained to manage patients both as outpatients an inpatients. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does an internal medicine doctor do?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a so call homepathic internal medicine doctor?

Is there a so call homepathic internal medicine doctor?

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. ...Read more

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When is it appropriate to find an internal medicine doctor in place of a pcp to take over your care?

When is it appropriate to find an internal medicine doctor in place of a pcp to take over your care?

When you say so!: Doctors from both internal medicine and family medicine can serve as primary care providers (pcps). I wonder if you and your current pcp just aren't the right match. Because this relationship is so important, keep looking until you find the right provider for you. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Help please! Is an internal medicine doctor or an endocrinologist the best for treating thyroids?

Help please! Is an internal medicine doctor or an endocrinologist the best for treating thyroids?

Endocrinologist: The internist will be able to evaluate your thyroid, however, if abnormalities are found upon testing, he/she will likely refer you to an endocrinologist for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I have had completel useless medical doctors (primary care physicans, internal medicine etc) and nurses for 8+ years who did nothign but injured and maimed me and covered them up in conpiracies with the medical insurance nurses/administrators and private

I have had completel useless medical doctors (primary care physicans, internal medicine etc) and nurses for 8+ years who did nothign but injured and maimed me and covered them up in conpiracies with the medical insurance nurses/administrators and private

I: I am sorry to hear that there have been so many consistent dissappointmets with the medical care you received. If that was a universal experience, I doubt many people would get medical care. There are many people who do get good quality health care, which is why the health care industry survives. ...Read more