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General Internal Medicine
Many differences..: Internists' are office or hospital based, mainly diagnose/treat patients w/ chronic diseases/disorders, focusing on preventative/maintenance medicine in adults ages 12 and up as well as geriatrics and hospice patients. Family doctors' treat a wide variety of patients including babies, kids, adults with a wider range of diagnostics and treatments including pediatric and ob/gynecologic ; internal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a question about my girlfriend. Wondering if you could give me some insight, if internal medicine is your specialty.
Focus: Internal medicine training uses its 3 yr residency to focus on non surgical conditions of those over ~15-18.Family medicine uses the same time frame to cover all ages & all conditions, with some delving into OB or surgical procedures. The increased depth of study may allow an internist to develop more skill in treating more difficult cases in their field. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the most productive review source for internal medicine recert boards for those short on spare time?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have chronic neurological diseases/prescribed many rx's but need a gp, should I seek a d.O., internal medicine, m.D.?
Your choice: As far as do or md, that is a choice that will be made by you depending on the personality and "dr-pt relationship" you develop with your dr./gp. With chronic neurological issues, you may be better served seeing an internist as your primary care provider, however i know many board certified family medicine docs who are also very capable. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Internsl medicine: Internal medicine doctors are specialized in adult medicine. They manage patients with complicated multiple medical conditions. Difference between family medicine is family medicine doctors see obstetrics , gynecology and pediatrics. Both the specialties can do general practice which is managing a panel of patients in an outpatient based setting and may be admit patients requiring hospital care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 years.: Internal medicine is a specialty that requires a 2 year residency. Any doctor can use "general practice" to signify they are in the business of caring for the public. Most internal medicine specialists prefer general internal medicine. We provide care for the older, sicker patient and the more complex diseases of adults. If over age 50 you should consider seeing one of us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What's the difference between a family medicine Dr. And an internal medicine Dr.? What's better for routine check ups?
Training: Family medicine doctors train in all ages of life and usually handle all general medical questions. They perform annual exams for women and can deliver babies. Internal medicine doctors usually don't have ob/gyn training. Internal medicine is the basis for a lot of other medical specialties like neurology, nephrology, cardiology, etc. So, it depends on your needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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