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Internal Medicine Doctor Vs Endocrinologist
MD vs DO: Allopathic refers to md degree. Osteopathic physicians are granted a do degree. Equal legal status in usa. Do basic training includes all md curriculum plus holistic philosophy and omt ( osteopathic manual treatment). Majority of do are in primary care. Majority of md go on to specialties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PCP then endo : I always recommend seeing your pcp first. Most internists are fully capable of treating diabetes. As the disease progress, your pcp will refer you to an endocrinologist if needed. In general, the less doctors you see, the better. Your pcp should coordinate all your medical care. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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
What is primary care sports medicine and how is a primary care sports med doc different from an orthopedist who does sports med?
Surgery: A primary care sports medicine doctor can do a fellowship just as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sports fellowship. The main difference is that the Orthopaedic surgeon can actually operate and repair injuries. Both doctors can diagnose and treat sports related injuries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sports Med v Ortho: A sports med doctor does not have to be an orthopedic surgeon. Anyone can put that name on their door, even a chiropractor. An orthopedic surgeon goes through a 5 year residency and most of us have also done a fellowship. I did a one year sports medicine fellowship after my residency. Be wary of titles. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine and general practice residency ?
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
Is a doctor who goes into Internal Medicine specializing in Infectious disease still consider to be a primary care doctor?
Please explain difference between infectious disease doctor & a internal medicine doctor? Would be do same tests based on symptoms? Pros cons?
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
Team physician: Lots of different docs can subspecialize in sports medicine... While orthopaedics is common, pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehab, and er all can do fellowships in sports medicine. If you are looking for a good one...Make sure they are fellowship trained. If you really want to make sure they are good with athletes...Check to see if they are a team physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the difference between a neurologist, a pediatric orthopedic doctor, and a sports medicine specialist?
Brain, bones, muscles: Neurologists deal with diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves), including disorders of movements. Orthopedists are surgeons who deal with problems of bones and joints. Sports Medicine deals with muscles and soft tissues (and bone fractures) that might be injured while playing a sport. ...Read more
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