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What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine and general practice residency ?
Endocrinology is a medical specialty which involves disorders of the endocrine glands. These glands release hormones into the blood. Hormones have effects in other parts of the body. Examples of endocrine glands include the pituitary gland, adrenal gland, and thyroid gland. Diabetes is an endocrine disorder due to problems with supply ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the DIFFERENCES between a functional medicine doctor, an integrated heath doctor, and a preventative medicine doctor?
Similar yet...: Functional Medicine is a specific approach to Integrative Medicine.Functional Medicine is described as the clinical application of systems biology.See http://tinyurl.com/myelnab Integrative Medicine combines the best of conventional and alternative medicine: http://tinyurl.com/zdeuq4u Both Functional and Integrative docs emphasize prevention but not all Preventive Docs embrace alternatives. ...Read more
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
What's your opinion of chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and other alternative medicine specialists?
Good but it depends: Some practitioners in all fields of medicine are better at it than others. Some are too opinionated to get good answers, some more skilled than others, some curious to dig deep and have great instincts too. But generally speaking, I am delighted that more and more people are gaining access to real healthcare instead of getting hooked on pharmaceuticals and dealing with the side effects. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How many years is the fellowship for interventional cardiologist following the 3 year internal medicine residency?
3+1: Cardiology fellowship is 3 years following 3 years of internal medicine. Interventional cardiology is an additional 1 year after the 3-year cardiology fellowship. So, non-interventional cardiology is 6 years after 4 years of medical school following 4 years of college. Interventional cardiology is 7 years after 8 years of college and medical school (not including a few 6-year bs/md programs). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OMT: Doctors of Osteopathic medicine in the US have very similar training to those of Allopathic medicine, in that they take the same courses and have same certifications and qualifications, but also take additional classes in Osteopathic Manupulative Treatment (also known as OMT). This treatment allows D.O.'s to treat some conditions with their hands and they are also taught to think more holistically ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?
Help please! is an internal medicine doctor or an endocrinologist the best for treating thyroids?
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
Is there a difference between an a maternal and fetal medicine doctor and an obstetrics & gynecology doctor?
Good question: A maternal fetal medicine doctor is someone who did a fellowship after obgyn residency who specializes in complications and high risk pregnancies and specialized tests like fetal anatomy scans for normal and high risk pregnancies, most mater- fetal med spec do not do the delivery they only help manage your preg, I use them with every one of my preg pts (also they do not do any gyn, like i do). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fertility Medicine: Reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) is a surgical subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology that trains physicians in reproductive medicine addressing hormonal functioning as it pertains to reproduction as well as the issue of infertility. While most rei specialists primarily focus on the treatment of infertility, reproductive endocrinologists also have training in ob-gyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between speed of getting in to see family medicine, internal medicine and general practice?
Depends on location: In many parts of the country, internal medicine physicians are in short supply and it can take longer to get an appointment with an internist than with a general practice doctor or a family physician. However, internists often see more medically complex patients and if you are in that category, it will be worth the wait unless it is an emergency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Theoretically yes...: In practice, few if any physicians can endure 11 years of training and resident pay. Additionally, most program directors would frown upon the switch in direction as a sign of personality imbalance and/or unpredictability and would be reluctant to hire you after the first fellowship without a very good reason. Given that both subspecialties are now quite competitive, i advise against trying this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: There are many good training programs in primary care sports medicine in which a family medicine doctor, emergency medicine doctor, or a pediatrician interested in athletic injuries and conditions can train. Despite the publicity of professional athletes getting surgery, the majority of sports medicine issues do not require an operation and can be managed by nonsurgical specialists. ...Read moreSee 4 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
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