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How can I know whether to ask gp or internist my health questions about diseases?

How can I know whether to ask gp or internist my health questions about diseases?

Whom to ask?: Both fp/gp's & internists have been trained to evaluate & treat many diseases. If the diseases you're worried about are unusual ones, a disease specialist may be your best choice. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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General Practitioners (Definition)

General practitioners are medical professionals that do not provide specialist care. In certain countries this term may ...Read more


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If I have chronic neurological diseases/prescribed many rx's but need a gp, should I seek a d.O., internal medicine, m.D.?

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 more

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What happens when you visit an internist thats different from a gp?

What happens when you visit an internist thats different from a gp?

The same thing: The internist is more focused on internal medicine while gp's are more likely to like family practitioners and the one stop shop for everything. Gp's offer labor and delivery but internists usually donot. A good gp and an internist offer virtually similar services with major overlap. ...Read more

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Why do doctors become internists / general practitioners rather than specialists?

Why do doctors become internists / general practitioners rather than specialists?

Variety: Most doctors, including myself, who practice internal medicine enjoy the variety of patients and diagnoses. Family physicians expand even further including pediatrics and sometimes gynecology. ...Read more

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What's the difference is between doctors of 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

What's the difference is between doctors of  'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

One is a specialist: General practice usually means that the doctor has completed one year of hospital training after medical school. Internal medicine doctors are specialists in the medical care of adults. They complete 3 or more years of training after medical college and must pass exams to become "board-certified" in internal medicine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine and general practice. ?

What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine and general practice. ?

Specialty training: General practice doctors typically do not have board certification. Both internal medicine doctors and family practice physicians complete a three year residency which educates them on the various types of patients they will encounter in practice. Internal medicine physicians primarily treat adults, family practice physicians treat adults, children, and pregnant women. ...Read more

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What's the difference between 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

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 more

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What's the difference is between 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

What's the difference is between 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?

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 more

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What's the difference is between 'internal medicine', 'hospitalist' and 'general practice'?

Different: Internist is one who specializes in internal medicine. They are mostly experienced in inpatient and outpatient care. They may either choose to be an hospitalist( who takes care of inpatients or hospital based practice) or an internist may choose to stay in a clinic to take care of out patients. General practice-sees all patients taking care of generally minor ailments. ...Read more

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