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Family Doctor Vs Specialist
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever: You don't need a secialist in old people. ...Read more
Team work: Physician assistants are trained to work as a team member with a physician. They are qualified to take care of stable conditions and also able to recognize when the physician should be called back in to address a problem. This allows the physician to spend more time with someone that has a less stable condition. This will become more of a necessity in the years ahead as we have fewer physicians. ...Read more
For primary care purposes if a patient has multiple chronic metabolic diseases should he see a family medicine dr. Or internal medicine dr. Whos more?
Personal choice: Personally, I would choose the doctor I felt most comfortable with, is most approachable and is a good listener. ...Read more
Ra patients should have coordinated care with pcp and a rheumatology doctor. Ask your doc for referral!.. Can u please explain? Whats pcp?
See details: Pcp is your primary care physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should a general care physician or specialist treat incontinence? What type of specialist if not a general care physician?
Both: Many pcps will initiate treatment for incontinence with either a medication for overactive bladder (oab) or kegels for stress incontinence. If initial therapy is unsuccessful, then referral to specialist is indicated. For women: urogynecologist, gynecologist, or urologist, and for men- urologist. Patients with neurologic disease may find a physical medicine & rehab doc specializing in incontinence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please explain difference between infectious disease doctor & a internal medicine doctor? Would be do same tests based on symptoms? Pros cons?
Hand Surgeon: They can diagnose and treat the problem, whether surgery is necessary or not. ...Read more
Of board certified sleep specialists, is it better to see a neurologist, pulmonologist, primary care, etc for narcolepsy?
The best one to see: is the practitioner who has the best reputation and the relevant experience. If you go to one and you don't like him/her/it, find someone else. ...Read more
Can a Doctor of Osteopathy be considered as my primary care doctor, family doctor, or as an internist? Do they prescribe HTN medications,as necessary?
Yes: Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.) are not limited to D.O. residencies, and can train alongside allopathic physicians (M.D.) in allopathic residency programs. There has been a convergence in philosophies over the years, and the differences between a D.O and an M.D. have become much more subtle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Who is better able to treat me--a general practitioner who knows me and my situation and family or a specialist far away?
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Ideally all three: You will have liver tests and further testing to determine. All the best! ...Read more
Temporal Styloid : Depends on whether classic eagle's syndrome for or if vascular form. A partial styloidectomy is performed for either, which is within the scope of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or an ent. If there is carotid artery involvement, then a vascular surgeon should be in on the case - if there is any potential threat to the carotid needing repair. Can be approached intraorally or cutaneously. ...Read more
Is a doctor who goes into Internal Medicine specializing in Infectious disease still consider to be a primary care doctor?
Either: A lot depends on acute or chronic symptoms of gall bladder disease. Acute attack may end up in er with surgical consultation and therefore ordering of study by surgeon. If chronic pain, any physician either primary care, gastroenterologist, internist, or general surgeon can order the test. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It is possible that a physician assistant prescribe basic medications for family members or friends?
Not recommended: Not recommended, but they can, but are prohibited from prescribing controlled substance to family members just like physicians are, check your own states rules. ...Read more
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