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What do internists doctors do?

What do internists doctors do?

General medicine: For adults. I know it's confusing, but think of them as specialists in adult medicine that don't operate. The way pediatricians focus on children. Then they specialize on a particular organ system like the heart, the lungs, the kidneys. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an internist doctor and a gastro-enterologist?

What is the difference between an internist doctor and a gastro-enterologist?

Difference: An internal medicine specialist can evaluate many aspects of a person's conditions such as heart, lungs, blood pressure, kidneys, etc. A gastroenterologist will have internal medicine training and additional specialty training in intestinal and liver disorders and perform endoscopy procedures too. ...Read more

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Can internist doctor look at my breasts?

Can internist doctor look at my breasts?

Most internists I: Know are capable of breast examination. However, there may be some internists who do not wish to include this in their practice. ...Read more

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I have seen my regular internist doctor and told him I have headache with high bp. But he told me don't worry this due to headache.?

I have seen my regular internist doctor and told him I have headache with high bp. But he told me don't worry this due to headache.?

Not necessarily: Blood pressure elevation must usually be quite high to cause headaches, and typical hypertensives may not have any symptoms (silent killer). So, you need to address the cause of the head pain, and treat the headache with appropriate measures. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any excellent internists/diagnostic doctors in or around Utah? I have had tons of medical testing and no answers.

Does anyone know any excellent internists/diagnostic doctors in or around Utah? I have had tons of medical testing and no answers.

Try Intermountain: See if your insurance allows you to see Intermountain's physicians. You can find many good internists through their website. ...Read more

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Is so called "primary care" doctors (internists or family doctor) more accountable to you than the specialists?

Accountable in the: Sense that the primary care doc will look at the whole picture, and if things are complicated, help you sort through recommendations from different specialities. ...Read more

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When do family doctors and internists refer a person to the specilaists?

Medical referral: A family doctor or internist will refer a patient when the patient needs a particular specialty to treat the patient beyond their scope. This could be a gyn doctor, an orthopedist, or gastroenterologist, etc. These are area of specialty that deal with diagnosis and treatment of medical problems which need treatment and or diagnosis beyond the scope of your internist or family physician. ...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 makes a nephrologist any more able to contain resistent HTN in a patient than an internist or family practice doctor?

What makes a nephrologist any more able to contain resistent HTN in a patient than an internist or family practice doctor?

HTN and neph: Scientists have determined that essential hypertension involves a kidney re-set in the excretion of sodium, resulting in an imbalance between plasma volume, blood pressure, and kidney excretion of sodium. Hence, the kidney is a source of essential hypertension. Eventually, blood vessels thicken and harden and these variables contribute to resistant hypertension. ...Read more

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My doctor of 25 years is great, but I wonder when he will retire. What is best age for internist?

62 and up: Most internists, who have a very satisfying but strenuous life, will retire in the early sixties. If you have a terrific relationship with your internist, stick with him/her until that happens and then get their advice on who to go to next. ...Read more